A Schuyler County teenager who was alleged to have assaulted staff members at a residential facility in Tompkins County was ordered placed in a New York State limited secure facility for one year by the Schuyler County Family Court.
The 16 year old female was previously found in October to be a juvenile delinquent for committing misdemeanor assault. As a result of those charges, she was placed in the custody of the Schuyler County Department of Social Services. However, according to papers filed with the Family Court last week by the Schuyler County Attorney, the girl continued to misbehave while in DSS care and allegedly assaulted two staff members at the William George Agency.
Following Friday’s hearing, Schuyler County Family Court Judge Dennis Morris found that the girl required a higher level of care.