Incident at RI Training School sends 5 to hospital

Recent incidents at the Rhode Island Training School prompted the report.

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Emergency crews responded Wednesday night to a reported disturbance at the Thomas C. Slater Training School.

Multiple ambulances and Rhode Island State Police cruisers could be seen outside the Cranston facility around 9:30 p.m.

According to a statement from the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), eight people in total were injured. Five of the victims – three staff members and two juveniles – were transported to the hospital and released later that night. The remaining three staff members sustained only minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

Both state police and the DCYF are conducting investigations into the incident.

The training school houses juvenile offenders until they go on trial or are placed in another facility.

State police responded there back in May after four staffers were assaulted by juvenile residents.