Girls Attempt Escape From Metro Youth Facility

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 09:26:17-05

An attempted escape at a Nashville area youth development center prompted a large response from Metro Police overnight. 

The incident happened before midnight Friday at G4S Academy, a private Level 3 Residential Treatment Facility on Donelson Pike.

Officials with Metro Police said the call originally came in as an escaped student who possibly got through a fence.

Officers responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the facility. 

According to police, several girls got outside the academy, however, no one made it beyond the yard area. Everyone was back in the facility within 30 minutes.

G4S Academy wasn’t the only youth facility having trouble over the holidays.

Last week, there were three separate altercations at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center for boys. Four students reportedly started a fight with another group of teenagers.

Many of them received minor cuts and bruises before the fight was broken up.

The following day, three students allegedly broke into a staff room and smashed phones, paperwork, and a DVD player.

Six more students barricaded themselves inside a room about two hours later. They broke chairs, a sprinkler head, air vents and light fixtures.

Two staff members were hurt by flying glass when a student shattered a window.

The staff at Woodland Hills has considered transferring four students after the incidents. There was no word on potential disciplinary action at G4S.