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Teen faces aggravated assault charge after school attack

A 15-year-old student was located unconscious at Manitoulin Secondary School
Manitoulin Secondary School. (Supplied)

An attack at Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) has resulted in aggravated assault and assault charges against a young person.

On April 11, shortly after 1:30 p.m., the community safety officer for the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was at the school at 107 Bay Street, Billings Township. The officer responded to an assault in progress in the hallway of the school.

A 15-year-old student was located unconscious on the floor. Two other students were assaulted while trying to intervene. MSS staff responded immediately with first aid. The injured victim was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result, a 16-year-old person from Little Current, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and one count of aggravated assault.  

The accused was held for bail and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay at a later date.