CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland and Labrador — Two youths are facing charges after an alleged assault on another youth at Corner Brook Intermediate School on Feb. 1, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
Officers responded to a disturbance at the school just after 9:30 a.m., where they found a male youth who had been assaulted. The victim received medical care from paramedics and was then transported to the hospital for further evaluation of his non-life-threatening injuries.
Following the incident, a male youth has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, while a female youth has been charged with assault. Both accused individuals have been released and are scheduled to appear in provincial court at a later date.
The constabulary confirmed that the assault took place inside the school, but did not specify if all youths involved were students at Corner Brook Intermediate. In addition, it’s not clear if there is video surveillance footage of the incident, but authorities have assured that a thorough investigation will be conducted.
Const. James Cadigan, the RNC’s media relations and public communication officer, urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the RNC in Corner Brook. He also emphasized the potential impact of such events on the school and wider community, encouraging individuals to seek support and open up about their experiences to protect their mental health.
Incidents like these can have a traumatic effect on witnesses and the community as a whole, and it’s important to address the resulting stress and anxiety, Cadigan added. He advised individuals to lean on their support network and talk about their feelings with someone they trust.