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Two additional teens charged in relation to Manitoulin Island school altercation

15- and 17-year-old face assault charges
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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MANITOULIN - Two more people have been charged by the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in relation to the altercation that occurred on Sept. 14, 2021 at a school on Bay Street, Billings Township, (Manitoulin Island).

The investigation is still being conducted with the assistance of the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit in conjunction with the United Counsel of Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin Police Service (UCCM) Crime Unit.

As a result of this continued investigation:

  • A person, 15 years of age from Sheguiandah First Nation, has been arrested and charged with:
    • assault causing bodily harm, contrary to section 267(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • And a person, 17 years of age from Sheguiandah First Nation, has been arrested and charged with:
    • assault causing bodily harm, contrary to section 267(b) of the CC

Both accused were released on an Undertaking and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in October, 2021 in Gore Bay.

The youth cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

If anyone has any information or video in relation to this incident, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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