Assault at Corner Brook Intermediate School: Two Youth Charged with Crimes

CORNER BROOK, N.L. (AP) — Two youths are facing charges following an alleged assault on another youth at Corner Brook Intermediate School on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary stated that patrol officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the school shortly after 9:30 a.m.

The police confirmed that a male youth had been assaulted and received medical care from paramedics before being transported to the hospital via ambulance for further evaluation of injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. In response, 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 to appear in provincial court at a later date.

The RNC has confirmed that the incident took place inside the school. Const. James Cadigan, the RNC’s media relations and public communication officer, mentioned that he did not have information regarding whether all of the youths involved were students at Corner Brook Intermediate. He also did not confirm the existence of video surveillance footage of the incident, but assured the public that the matter will be thoroughly investigated.

Cadigan emphasized the importance of gathering information and urged anyone with information to contact the RNC in Corner Brook. He also highlighted the potential traumatic impact of such events on the school and wider community, encouraging individuals to be open and seek support to protect their mental health.

The RNC will continue to gather information and investigate the incident with the aim of ensuring the well-being of those affected. This development has caused concern within the community, raising questions about school safety and the well-being of students. The authorities are working diligently to address the situation and provide support to those involved.