A 17-year-old male student has been charged with assault for his part in a brawl outside a Charlottetown high school in October.
The teenager was also charged with causing a disturbance by fighting in an Oct. 8 fight that took place in the parking lot at Colonel Gray High School, says Const. Tim Keizer, the school’s resource officer.
A court date, adds Keizer, has yet to be set for the teen, who used an object in the fight against another student.
Seven other students involved in the brawl, ranging in age from 15 to 17, have been charged with causing a disturbance by fighting. They will be dealt with by probation services and not the court system.
The brawl, which reportedly lasted less than one minute, broke out before classes began.
Principal Dominique Lecours said at the time that some of the students involved in the melee were suspended for three to five days.
Keizer says there have been “absolutely no issues’’ since the incident.
“All students took responsibilities for their actions,’’ he says.
“They said they realized that wasn’t right and realized how it impacted things on the school ground.’’
Keizer says such disturbances as the short-lived brawl have no place on school property.
“It’s not OK,’’ he says.
“It causes concerns for other people that witness this kind of disturbance. It impacts the school day of everybody.’’
The school’s administration deferred comment to the Public Schools Branch. However, The Guardian was unable to reach the PSB's director Parker Grimmer for comment.