Corrections Officer Beaten In Jefferson County

Officials at the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Jefferson County are investigating the beating of a Corrections Officer.

It happened Saturday night around 6:30.

A spokesperson for the facility tells WVLT, an officer was beaten by five juveniles.

Apparently the suspects put a sheet over the officers head and beat him.

He had a concussion and scrapes.

The names of the suspects are not being released but they are on lockdown while the incident is investigated.

The facility isn't releasing the victim's name but the Knox News Sentinel has identified him as Dennis Whitehead.