Small Riot at Roane Academy. Control Restored Quickly

Several Roane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Rockwood police were called to The Roane Academy Teen Re-Habilitation Center last night just after 7pm, where a riot between teens housed there occurred. According to sources a teen activated the fire alarm inside, and then as protocol all residents must be taken outside in the fenced in yard until Fire personnel arrive to check it out, or the all clear is given from staff to return indoors. A fight broke out between the teens and as staff attempted to gain control one was injured as a hand sanitizer dispenser busted and the contents were sprayed into the persons eyes. He received treatment on the scene and was not transported neither were any of the teens according to reports. Law enforcement were able after arriving, to gain control of the facility within 15 minutes. This is not the first-time law officials have been called to the facility, as numerous calls have been recorded over the course of the facilities operations, which gained approval to build in the Roane Industrial Park in Rockwood 7 years ago. Omni Visions is the key operator of the facility which houses trouble teens from across the Country to rehab them back into society and stay out of trouble.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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