14-Year-Old Student Seriously Injured in Violent Assault at Corner Brook Intermediate: Two Teens Charged

CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland – Two teenagers have been charged by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary with assault following an incident at Corner Brook Intermediate that left a 14-year-old student seriously injured. The police responded to a disturbance at the school and found the injured student, who was then taken to the hospital. The nature and extent of the injuries were not disclosed by the RNC spokesperson, Constable James Cadigan, but he emphasized that the incident was a violent act and not simply bullying.

The assault has resulted in a 15-year-old male youth being charged with assault causing bodily harm, while a 14-year-old female youth has been charged with assault. Cadigan urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. He also highlighted the need for parents to speak to their children about consent and to seek help if they have been affected by such incidents.

This incident is not an isolated one, as Cadigan mentioned previous reports of violence in schools, specifically on the northeast Avalon Peninsula. He emphasized the importance of addressing the trauma that can result from such incidents, underscoring the need for mental health support for both young people and adults.

The two charged youths have been released to appear in provincial court at a later date. The Department of Education expressed its commitment to the safety of all students, teachers, and staff, but did not provide further details due to privacy reasons. The incident serves as a wake-up call for the community to address the issue of violence in schools and the impact it has on students and their mental well-being.