UPDATE: Assault video on social media under investigation

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 15:45
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2021-09-21

The Thunder Bay Police Service has laid charges against two youths in relation to a recent assault that was captured on video and shared on social media.

The original incident was believed to have taken place on Thursday, Sept. 16 in an area near Hammarskjold High School. Police were made aware of the incident, and of a video circulating social media showing the attack, on Friday, Sept. 17.

The video shows a female youth being attacked by another female youth, and further investigation revealed a second female youth was also involved in the assault.

As a result of an investigation that involved members of the TBPS’s Major Crimes Unit and Community Service Branch School Resource Officers, two suspects were identified.

In the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Sept. 21, a 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old female were arrested and charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Their names are being withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The investigation remains ongoing. 


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