Order restored at state juvenile facility after brief room takeover

JULIAN, W.Va. — Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker says four juvenile boys housed at the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in Julian face additional charges after a takeover of one of the rooms at the center Saturday evening.

Barker said the four 17-year-olds attempted turned the furniture into weapons and damaged the room. Police along with correctional officers were able to restore order.

State police are conducting the investigation and are expected to file juvenile petitions, Barker said.


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