Cambio riot leads to jailing of 7 teens

WINNSBORO – In what was described in a sheriff’s report as a riot at Cambio Academy in Greenbrier last week, seven teenage girls were arrested.

After receiving a call from the Academy shortly before 6:30 a.m., Sunday morning, that 20 teenage girls were assaulting a staff member, Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies, assisted by the S.C. Highway Patrol, arrived at the facility to find about 15 girls in the side yard of the facility surrounding the victim who was standing in front of one of the assailants, according to sheriff’s deputies.

As the officers tried to clear the area and escort the girls back inside the building, the incident report states that the teenagers continued to fight and yell. After several attempts to return the group to their rooms, officers reported that two of the girls pushed past the officers and were detained.

EMS transported two of the offenders to Providence Emergency Room in Winnsboro and then to FCDC. Five other offenders were arrested and transported to DJJ in Columbia.

There was no information about the condition of the victim.

All seven girls were charged with disorderly conduct.

Cambio Academy is a residential treatment center on Greenbrier-Mossy Dale Road for troubled teens ages 13 – 18.