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Foothills Academy counselors assaulted in Clinton County

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept and four State Troopers from the Columbia Post 15 responded to help Clinton County officials.

By Mary Ellis

Two counselors at Foothills Academy in Albany were assaulted during what was initially described as a ‘riot’ Tuesday evening.

Clinton County Sheriff Jeff Vincent confirmed the assaults and told of windows being broken out at the facility.

He said once law enforcement arrived, order was restored within a reasonable length of time and the kids were compliant.

The incident involved one of several housing units at Foothills Academy and approximately eight residents. There were no transports by EMS, but one of the counselors reportedly received a minor injury.

The Clinton County Sheriff and all of his Deputies responded to the call. They were assisted by members of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and four State Troopers from the Columbia Post.

This story was posted on 2020-07-23 12:48:00
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