• Jacksonville Job Corps center confirms eight students hospitalized

    By: Bridgette Matter

    Updated:

    Jacksonville Job Corps Center confirms eight people were transported to the hospital Monday night.

    The center is designed for people ages 16 to 24 to get academic training there and that there are options to live in dorms on campus.

    A source told Action News Jax that the eight students transported were experiencing issues related to overdoses after getting ahold of a controlled substance.

    Jacksonville Job Corps did not cofirm why the 8 people were taken to the hospital, but did say they were investigating. 

    Jacksonville Job Corp is administered through the Department of Labor according to it's website which also had the following mission statement: 

    At Jacksonville Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

    JFRD confirms multiple people were transported and that the call came in at 9:20 p.m., but could not say why the students were transported.

    Action news Jax reached out to Job Corps their lawyers who say they are collecting facts and will eventually send out a statement

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