Authorities seek 2 juveniles who escaped detention center

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Four teenagers escaped a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville, Florida, after staging a fight in their room and overpowering the staff members who responded, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two juveniles remained at large Sunday evening after authorities said they attacked staff members to escape a Florida detention center. Two others have been caught.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the four staged a fight Saturday night inside their dorm and then overpowered staff members who came to break it up.

The four entered a control room, fought the staff members there and pushed buttons that opened the front door. They took a staff member’s keys, driving off in a vehicle.

The juveniles still at-large are a 16 year old who was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting a child under 12, and a 17 year old who was charged with burglary.

Details of the two captures were not immediately released.

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