Two Jetson Workers Placed On Leave Following Escape And Capture Of Two Juveniles
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say two unnamed employees at Jetson Center for Youth have been placed on administrative leave following the escape and capture of two juveniles from the secure facility in Baker.
Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Mary Livers said at a news conference Monday that 18-year-old Clarence McWilliams and a 15-year-old, both of Baton Rouge, escaped sometime after 8:15 p.m. July 3 because of negligence.
The latest discipline comes after the center's director, Daron Brown, was put on administrative leave Saturday following a two-hour chase Friday night of what he believed was a vehicle carrying the two juveniles.
Livers said Brown remains on leave pending further investigation.
The Advocate reports authorities found and arrested the teenagers late Saturday.