AVON PARK, Fla (TBO.com)- Three Cup O’ Noodle soup servings were at the heart of a riot at a PolkCounty juvenile detention facility Saturday night. The melee needed 150 law enforcement officers from several state and local agencies to quell. Seven juveniles were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
And then, there was the damage. PolkCounty sheriff’s deputies said that 18 of the 20 buildings at the AvonParkYouthAcademy were destroyed and nearly half the juveniles had to be taken to a jail.
The riot grew out of a scuffle that began around Saturday at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facility.