DCS: Children removed from Kingston Academy due to 'concerns'

Published: Feb. 21, 2019 at 4:17 PM EST
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Tennessee's Department of Children's Services is removing 18 children, ages five to 17, from Kingston Academy in Roane County.

The children have been moved to other placements. DCS said they are investigating concerns.

According to Sequel Youth and Family Services, who runs operates in 17 states and operates the East Tennessee facility,

provides "psychiatric care to at-risk children and youth from across Tennessee," and "provides services to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services to support foster children who are needing additional stabilization or higher level care."