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(NASHVILLE- Tennessean) Eight teenagers who escaped from a Nashville detention center remain at large Tuesday after a massive police manhunt that resulted in the capture of 22 others.

Thirty teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Bordeaux around 11 p.m. Monday, right after the 10:30 shift change. Eight teens were still at large at 10 a.m., according to Rob Johnson, spokesman for the Department of Children's Services.

Earlier reports from DCS indicated that 32 had escaped. Police spokesman Don Aaron corrected the number Tuesday morning.

The teens were able to get into the yard and then broke out through a weak spot under a fence, Johnson said. There are fewer staffers at Woodland Hills overnight. The escapees are all boys between 14 and 18 years old who were brought to Nashville from across the state.

"Most of the kids have at least three felonies," Johnson said.

The escape wasn't reported to police until 12:39 a.m., or about 90 minutes after it occurred, Aaron said.

"The escaped persons had a pretty good lead time on us," Aaron said in a press conference Tuesday morning. "Anytime a crime is committed or an escape occurs, the quicker the notification to law enforcement, the quicker resources can be deployed to minimize the situation."

Officers quickly found several of the teens walking along Briley Parkway near Woodland Hills. Others were found this morning, and family members brought some back to surrender to authorities.

Johnson said 78 boys were at the facility yesterday before the breakout.

Six or seven teens at Woodland Hills broke out of their rooms and into the courtyard in May. In that case, staffers and caseworkers convinced the teens to return inside.

In 2013, nine teenage girls escaped from the G4S Academy for Young Women in Donelson.

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Ten teenagers who escaped from a Nashville detention center remain at large Tuesday after a massive police manhunt that resulted in the capture of about 22 others.

Thirty-two teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Bordeaux around 11 p.m. Monday, right after the 10:30 shift change. Ten teens were still at large at 8:40 a.m., according to Rob Johnson, spokesman for the Department of Children's Services.

There are fewer staffers at Woodland Hills overnight.

The teens were able to get into the yard and then broke out through a weak spot under a fence, Johnson said. The escapees are all boys between 14 and 18 years old who were brought to Nashville from across the state.

"Most of the kids have at least three felonies," Johnson said.

Previous coverage: Ongoing investigation of DCS

Metro police are working with DCS and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to find the youths.

May 2014: Kids broke out of Nashville juvenile detention center overnight

Johnson said 78 boys were at the facility yesterday before the breakout.

Six or seven teens at Woodland Hills broke out of their rooms and into the courtyard in May. In that case, staffers and caseworkers convinced the teens to return inside.

In 2013, nine teenage girls escaped from the G4S Academy for Young Women in Donelson.

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -Metro police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are among the agencies searching for dozens of teenagers who escaped from Nashville's Woodland Hills Youth Development Center late Monday.

According to Rob Johnson, communications director for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, the teens escaped shortly after an employee shift change.

"At about 11 o'clock last night, about 32 youth - we believe - got out of their dorms and managed to slip underneath the perimeter fence," he said.

Two of the teens were captured quickly, and several more were back in custody by 4 a.m.

Officers were seen combing through the area on foot with K-9s and from a helicopter.

Johnson says the escape happened after a disturbance. It was not immediately clear if any workers were injured.

"Staffing is lighter during the overnight hours, and so, presumably, they planned for that, but we don't know quite yet," Johnson said. "The facility, as I understand, is under control. They've brought in extra staff."

This is the second major security breach at Woodland Hills in recent months. About half a dozen teens managed to escape from their dorm rooms in May. The group was captured before they were able to leave the property.

Several security changes were made after the incident.

"I do know after the last one they split some of the kids up, they sent some of them to different (Youth Development Centers), and they looked at different staffing patterns," Johnson said.

Many of the teenagers involved in the latest escape are not from the Nashville area, according to Johnson.

Johnson told Channel 4 News that most of the teens have at least three felonies on their criminal records.

"Right now, we're focused on finding out what happened. Finding out who knows anything, and whether that can help with the search," Johnson said.

The escapees were last seen in gray or white T-shirts, dark blue pants and white or black sneakers.

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