You may have heard about how 32 teenagers escaped from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services’ Woodland Hills Youth Development Center last week. Most of them are back in custody, but the community wants answers. Why did it take so long for officials to contact the police about the escape? What are they going to do to prevent this in the future?
This week, DCS leaders held a community meeting to try and answer some of those questions.
But I want to draw special attention to comments made by DCS interim commissioner Jim Henry: