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Florida teen dies in a court-ordered drug treatment center

Posted 6:34 a.m. Friday

— Authorities are investigating after a 17-year-old died at a South Florida drug treatment center for delinquent youths.

The Miami Herald ( ) reports staff members at the Broward Youth Treatment Center were called to the teen's room late Monday.

An incident report says a shift leader at the privately-run Pembroke Pines center found the boy "non-responsive to voice or touch." A nurse started CPR and asked someone to call 911. The teen couldn't be resuscitated.

Police said in a news release they don't suspect foul play.

Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Christina K. Daly tells the Herald the agency is working with police to investigate the death. She says the center, which contracts with the agency, is reviewing records and actions of the staff "to ensure that all measures were taken."


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