- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ALPINE, Calif. (AP) - State records show that a brawl at a now-closed group home for troubled youth in California was more extensive than originally reported.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1R0rrBP) that the records show what San Diego County reported as a fight among five residents of the Phoenix House involved as many as 20 people and required a large police force to stop.

The account of the January 2015 incident also says an injured resident, nurse and sheriff’s deputy locked themselves inside a trailer while a crowd of angry youth surrounded the structure.

The fight was one of several incidents that occurred at the facility before it abruptly closed last September. Officials said it closed for financial reasons.

Phoenix House is a rehabilitation organization that operates several other treatment centers. Executives there declined to address the reports.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com


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