MASSILLON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – 12 inmates ages 15 to 19 from the Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility who took over one of the buildings on the Massillon campus for 12 hours over the weekend are now expected to face additional charges.
The Department of Youth Services says after one teen grabbed a key Saturday afternoon, the 12 took weapons from a maintenance building and holed up in the school building on campus.
Just after midnight Sunday; the group was pepper sprayed and arrested.
One corrections officer was taken to the hospital with injuries from a separate assault incident Saturday evening, one of many recently at the troubled facility.
There were no reported injuries from the stamdoff incident.
You’ll recall serious injuries were administered to 60-year-old guard David Upshaw last week.