Howard County Teen Dies After Being Improperly Restrained

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Howard County teen is dead after being improperly restrained at a treatment center.

It happened in Manvel, Texas, just south of Houston.

They say the 16-year-old was restrained at a Brazoria County treatment center when he died.

His preliminary cause of death is thought to be asphyxiation, meaning he suffocated.

The treatment center is already under the microscope for other allegations of abuse.