After riot and state investigation, Red Rock Canyon School to close doors

In this April 2019 file photo, law enforcement officers respond to a riot at Red Rock Canyon School, St. George, Utah, April 28, 2019 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE (AP) — A youth residential treatment center in St. George will close its doors after reports of sexual abuse and violence.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Red Rock Canyon School’s parent company said Tuesday the facility will close within 60 days.

Sequel Youth and Family Services says they’re closing to address problems identified by state regulators following a riot that left a number of teenagers injured in April. Five juveniles and one staffer are also facing charges in the brawl.

Read more: Students speak out against treatment at Red Rock Canyon School; parent company responds to investigation

Police in California and Utah are also investigating sexual assault reports, including at least one involving a student and a staffer.

The 49 students still at Red Rock Canyon School will be transferred to other facilities, including 11 foster children from Oregon.

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