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KAITLIN KEANE/Roane Newspapers
A Roane County Sheriff’s deputy stands watch outside Roane Academy during the attempted takeover of the facility Monday evening. Five juveniles have been removed following the incident.
LOSING CONTROL

Five juveniles had to be removed from Roane Academy after attempting to takeover the facility Monday evening.

The overnight incident capped a busy weekend searching for youth who escaped the facility.

Deputies with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Rockwood Police Department responded to Monday’s incident.

“They did cause a big ruckus and try to incite a takeover,” Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.