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Six escape youth detention center in Jefferson parish

Updated: Apr. 28, 2021 at 11:02 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Six juveniles escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth in Jefferson Parish just after midnight Wednesday.

A male staff member at the facility was injured during the escape and was taken to a hospital for treatment and later released.

Four of them were apprehended in and around Lafayette, LA Wednesday morning after they allegedly stole a vehicle and were involved in a police pursuit.

That pursuit led to two Lafayette-area schools being placed on lockdown.

The other two juveniles allegedly stole a separate vehicle, authorities said. As of 4:30 p.m. on April 28, an additional youth was apprehended in Jefferson Parish.

The one that remains at large is 17.

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