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Charges Filed on 61 Youths for Polk Riot

Charges Filed on 61 Youths for Polk Riot

AVON PARK, Fla (News Channel 8)- Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he will announce charges Friday on 61 juveniles involved in a riot at the Department of Juvenile Justice's Avon Park Youth Academy.

The Sheriff's Office said the charges filed include Riot, Felony Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Arson, and Grand Theft.

Several teens were injured in that riot on August 17th. Numerous police agencies responded to the facility, along with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, FHP, FWC, Avon Park Police, and the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Polk deputies also brought in their SWAT and K-9 teams, along with their helicopter.



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