ORLANDO, Fla. — Five people were injured and two employees were taken to the hospital after a fight at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center in south Orlando Sunday afternoon, according to fire rescue officials.
Orange County firefighters responded to reports of multiple injuries following a fight at the juvenile detention center on Bumby Avenue around 5 p.m., firefighters said.
Two staff members, who were not identified, were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which runs the detention center, released the following statement:
"The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice takes the safety and security of youth in our custody as our top priority. Late this afternoon, there was a disturbance at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center. The Orange County Sheriff's Office was immediately contacted for assistance, and we appreciate their quick response to resolve this incident. All youth in custody are accounted for and we will provide more information as it becomes available as we are currently investigating this matter." – Secretary Christina K. Daly
The Orange County Sheriff's Office, which responded to the reported fight, did not return requests for comment.
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