Dandridge Council may examine the question of “de-annexing” Mountain View Academy as criminal activity by its youth inmates continues to burden the town’s police department.

Officers are investigating two more major incidents at the 809 Peal Lane facility — a December 26 assault in which an inmate assaulted eight staff members and a January 2 inmate uprising that resulted in broken windows and other damages. Fifteen officers from four departments restored ordered in the second incident, and staff members were bitten, struck, kicked, and spat on by an out-of-control inmate in the earlier incident.

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