At 8:14 p.m., Reno police officers responded to Willow Springs located at 690 Edison Way, on the report a physical fight involving 40 juveniles and several staff members. Officers arrived while the fight was still in progress. After additional officers were requested, the incident was resolved and ended with several arrested.
It was determined that prior to police response, two male juveniles were involved in a fight inside the facility. The staff handled the fight and were in the process of dealing with the two involved juveniles. During this time, numerous other juveniles inside the facility began yelling at staff members and encouraging others to fight the staff. Several staff members were physically attacked during the incident. Officers detained the juveniles and helped regain order. Facility staff and the juveniles reported only minor injuries.
A total of eight juveniles were arrested and taken to Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Center.
Willow Springs is considered an adolescent treatment center.