Feds consider housing illegal immigrant children at vacant ETX school
POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:34am
UPDATED: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Crockett, Texas (KETK) — A Houston County judge told KETK they have received notice the federal government is seeking to house illegal immigrant children at the local Cornerstone Davy Crockett Regional Juvenile Facility. The site was previously know as the Crockett State School.
The location can house up to 200 children. The campus has a cafeteria, gym and picnic area.
The vacant campus, which was shut down in 2011 due to budget cuts, was a former Texas Youth Commission juvenile correctional facility. The building is located at 1701 Southwest Loop 304 in Crockett. The campus is privately owned and the federal government would have to go through the owners to secure the building for housing.
The city of Crockett currently controls the facility through a sublease.
Authorities said federal officials visited the campus 10 days ago.
Details are limited at this time, but we will have more information for you on KETK News at five and six.