PAWNEE COUNTY — Authorities are investigating after a series of fights broke out Tuesday at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.
Two or three of the living pods remain on lockdown Wednesday following the incidents, according to Kansas Department Corrections spokesperson Samir Arif.
There were no serious injuries reported and all inmates were accounted for, according to Arif.
There was extensive property damage to all five (5) housing units, according to the Pawnee County Attorney’s office.
The facility houses “youthful offenders” 18-25 years of age, according to Arif. The facility provides programs to assist with preventing these individuals from going deeper into the criminal justice system.
Pawnee County Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene including their K-9 Unit, Noa, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Ford County K-9 Unit, Ford County Sheriff/Dodge City Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) and the Stafford County Undersheriff. Larned State Hospital Safety and Security were placed on standby.
Additionally, numerous EMS/Fire Department personnel were placed on standby at the University of Kansas Health System – Pawnee Valley Campus in Larned.