All juveniles who escaped from Sandy Pines have been located
Tequesta, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- All of the juveniles who escaped from the Sandy Pines Treatment Center have been located. The facility is on a lockdown.
At least three people were injured in a riot, including one staff member. Those who took part in this incident broke windows, destroyed furniture and engaged in a large fight before a group of juveniles broke out of the facility.
Multiple juveniles have been charged with various crimes such as battery on a health care worker and resisting arrest. Those individuals have been transported to juvenile detention center in Ft. Pierce.
The scene is secure at this time.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is on-scene at Sandy Pines Juvenile Treatment Facility where at least 8-juveniles escaped after causing a major disturbance inside.
Sandy Pines is a juvenile treatment facility located on SE Tequesta Terrace in unincorporated Martin County, in Tequesta. The juveniles have been seen roaming the nearby neighborhood. Deputies are searching for the escapees. Please lock your doors and call 911 if you see or hear anything suspicious.