Kassie McClung discusses her story on the changes being made at Oklahoma Juvenile detention centers after the death of a teenager at one facility. This story aired on Oklahoma News Report on OETA-The Oklahoma Network.
Employees at a Tecumseh juvenile facility failed to properly supervise an 18-year old who died after a suicide attempt there, though she had been placed on suicide precautions several times before her death, a state oversight agency’s investigation has found.
The agency’s probe also found the teen was bullied by other residents and staff did not address residents’ grievances in a timely manner.
The Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth released the findings in a 26-page report on Thursday. OCCY investigators listed 21 policy violations in the report, including for lack of staff training, improper supervision and failing to report incidents such as bullying and inappropriate sexual contact.