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A number of police businesses responded to the Pleasantville Cottage Faculty for a big struggle Tuesday night time.

Mount Nice police have been on scene round eleven:30 p.m. and introduced the state of affairs beneath management inside two hours. They have been helped by the Pleasantville, Westchester County and North Citadel police departments and the Division of Environmental Safety,

There have been no accidents to anybody concerned, however three women — ages 17, 17 and sixteen — have been arrested and charged with second-diploma riot, a misdemeanor.

The sixteen-yr-previous woman was additionally charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. The women’ names weren’t disclosed due to their ages. 

Employees on the Pleasantville Cottage School, which is a residential treatment program that helps emotionally troubled children, already has a treatment program in place to help the girls who were involved. 

“The kids who are here have had to face unimaginable trauma in their lives, and they’re emotional teenagers,” Pleasantville Cottage School spokesperson Anna Gold said. “It’s teenage stress that escalated, and we’re glad the police were here to deescalate what is a rare occurrence on our campus.”

Once the arrested teenagers return to the campus,  Pleasantville Cottage School staff and volunteers will use what’s called the “Sanctuary model” of trauma-informed treatment to process the events and create a safety plan, Gold said. 

“Each child meets with their resident supervisor, their social worker and their therapist to process what happened,” Gold said. “Safety plans include psychological, physical and emotional safeguards, like who to check in with when emotions run high, where to go for a break and which additional level of supervision is necessary.

“Additionally, we set up a conflict resolution process to build trust and repair relationships,” Gold said. “Our Campus safety team also performs check ins with the child and their cottage staff to provide an added layer of supervision.”

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