Youth arrested for assault at St. John’s high school

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Board says student suspended following incident

A 16-year-old boy is charged with assault causing bodily harm for allegedly hitting another student at a St. John’s high school.

The youth, who cannot be identified, appeared in court Friday and is due back in court on Sept. 24. He is also accused of breaching a court order.

Neither Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) nor the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary identified the school in question, but The Telegram has learned the incident happened at Gonzaga High School.

In its overnight report, the RNC said is was called to the school Thursday morning at 10:20 a.m. The accused was arrested later in the day and held in custody overnight.

In a statement released to The Telegram, NLESD said the student arrested by police has been suspended and that his alleged victim was back in school Friday. NLESD confirmed the incident happened on school property and went on to add that contacting police was an appropriate step to take.

“The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District strives to provide a safe and caring learning environment in all our schools where this sort of behaviour is not accepted or tolerated,” it said.

The student was released on the condition he have no contact with the complainant and two other teens.

Judge Colin Flynn also said the accused must attend any counselling for anger management recommended by his supervisor.

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