Belt lashing at P.E.I. school leaves welts

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Kings County Provincial Court, Georgetown.

A belt lashing attack in the Montague school locker room results in youth court appearance

GEORGETOWN — A belt lashing attack in a school locker room prompted a provincial court judge here Thursday to order a pre-sentence report into the whipping incident.

Judge Nancy Orr requested the report during the youth court session where a teen made an appearance accused of using his belt as a weapon in the assault of a fellow student.

Youth court prohibits the publication of names, but the details of the case involve some type of personal disagreement between two students that has lasted an entire year.

The events occurred following a game of dodge ball at Montague Intermediate School on April 25. Once inside the locker room, one student apparently asked questions of another about the game.

According to Crown prosecutor Lisa Goulden, the student pulled off his belt, doubled it over and struck a classmate twice across the back of the legs.

Two witnesses said they saw the attack and said there was no further conversation between the pair. The boy who was attacked and suffered bruises, dressed and left.

Court was told that both school officials and police warned the attacker about past behavioural issues.

Orr requested a pre-sentence report before the case can proceed.

Organizations: P.E.I. school, Georgetown school, Montague Intermediate School

Geographic location: GEORGETOWN

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  • Mike M
    May 26, 2014 - 07:46

    Parents of the bullied, start teaching your children to stand up for themselves. The school and its staff obviously are not. So the next time Billy the bully attempts to embarrass your child allow them immunity to pummel them between the eyes. Sadly its the only language they understand. Letting bullies repeat offend your child is destroying their being of self and strips them of any self confidence. If your child has no past of being violent for no reason than any documented attacks perpetrated against them will only deem their actions as self defense.

    • good point
      May 26, 2014 - 09:06

      my child was badly bullied in one school. Teachers were well aware but the problem persisted. Eventually, I put my child in martial arts training and my child self-defended one day... hasn't been bothered since.

  • Matt MacDonald
    May 26, 2014 - 06:31

    God forbid the parents do any ......... Parenting. Any kid who would attack another is a coward. And has had little in the line of parenting.

    • fellow parent
      May 26, 2014 - 09:39

      I know this family quite well and can tell you that this child does have parents who do not believe in bullying. How can you say the parents don't do any parenting? Do you know them?

  • David
    May 26, 2014 - 00:22

    A public flogging is the order for the day for the perpetrator.

  • re back to school
    May 25, 2014 - 12:34

    * grammar. You go back as well.

  • Melvin Ford
    May 25, 2014 - 10:41

    For heavens sake, can you please get the headline correct... you say it was at the Georgetown School.... it happened in Montague...court was in Georgetown... .. hard to get that wrong...

  • Kathy Simpson
    May 25, 2014 - 10:29

    This sort of behavior runs ramped in the PEI schools, my granddaughter had a Softball pelted at her face Thursday night, it hit her just above the eye, we had to take her to the ER she was there for 5 hours, then off to an Eye specialist to make sure there is no permanent damage, the guy who did this said he was just trying to scare her by throwing it close to her head, East Wilshire School says it was an accident! OMG....Why do the schools not care about our children???????

    • Ange Dugay
      May 26, 2014 - 06:27

      Hope your granddaughter has no permanent damage..

    • just a note
      May 26, 2014 - 07:26

      it that happened as you say, then you should know that intentionally striking someone like that is an assault (criminal behaviour) and should be investigated by police. Kids in East Wilshire are typically age 12+ and thus are able to be held criminally responsible for their behaviour.

    • LA
      May 26, 2014 - 08:45

      This kind of behaviour has ALWAYS run rampant. Schools would have to hire a policeman to deal with it all, I think it's more that they get tired of trying to punish students whose parents never support the punishment. Because they seldom do.

    • LA
      May 26, 2014 - 14:48

      This kind of behaviour has ALWAYS run rampant. Schools would have to hire a policeman to deal with it all, I think it's more that they get tired of trying to punish students whose parents never support the punishment. Because they seldom do.

  • don
    May 25, 2014 - 07:40

    be ready judge as you will be having more crimes like this and worse. kids can get away with murder. as the courts and government thinks awe they are only kids they do not know what they are doing. if you all think that then you all need to go back to school.

    • Back to School?
      May 25, 2014 - 11:36

      Judging by your grammer don, perhaps you should take a crack at going back to school.

    • don
      May 25, 2014 - 15:25

      Back to School? you better practice what you preach.