A young person taken to hospital after an incident yesterday at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre has returned to the premises.
The young person is understood to have sustained an injury to the ribs.
A broken plastic plate is believed to have been brandished during the incident, which involved three young people.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety has confirmed a young person was taken to hospital following an incident at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre.
A department spokesperson said three young people were involved in the incident.
There were no injuries to staff.
The spokesperson said a sprinkler connected to the fire alarm system was activated about 5.40pm.
"Police and firefighters responded and the matter was quickly resolved," they said.
"Ambulance paramedics also attended and one young person was transported to hospital."
The spokesperson said the safety of young people and staff was "of the utmost importance and all incidents of violence and unacceptable behaviour in youth justice centres are treated seriously."
"New laws are now in effect that strengthen consequences for young people who assault youth justice custodial workers, damage property, and escape or try to escape," the spokesperson said.
"This includes a presumption they will serve their sentences on top of an existing period of detention."
ONE person has been taken to hospital following an incident at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre.
Paramedics treated one person at the scene.
The patient was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Three young people were believed to have been involved in the incident.
No staff are believed to have been injured.
Emergency services were called to the youth justice centre shortly before 6pm.
Country Fire Authority units responded to an alarm about that time.
The incident is believed to have been dealt with swiftly.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety has been contacted for comment.
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