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Lawsuit filed against County after teen's death

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- The father of a teenager, who hanged himself in the juvenile detention facility, has filed suit against Hamilton County.

The suit seeks nearly $4 Million and claims employees failed to follow policy.

The 15-year-old had escaped from the Scholze Treatment Center and was arrested after breaking into a car.

The lawsuit claims employees at the detention facility were supposed to check on him every 15 minutes the first six hours and every 30 minutes afterwards.

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