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Teens attempt escape from Black Hawk Co. juvenile facility

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office say two teenagers assaulted staff while trying to escape from the Northeast Iowa Juvenile Detention Center on Monday night.

Deputies were called to the facility on Dunkerton Road at around 9:17 p.m. Monday.

According to Captain Rick Abben, a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl hit staff members with chairs and their fists before taking a set of keys from a staff member.

Abben says the teens also bit staff members.

Abben says the two teens opened a door, but were caught before making it out of the facility. He says that other residents helped staff prevent the escape.

Approximately $1,000 in damage was done to the facility.

The 14-year-old is charged with two counts of assault on a correctional officer, assault while participating in a felony, attempted escape and second-degree criminal mischief.

The 16-year-old is charged with two counts of assault on a correctional officer and attempted escape.

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