OPP Press Release – Additional charges laid following disturbance at MSS

(LITTLE CURRENT, ON)– On Friday, September 14, 2018, at approximately 12:02 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police, responded to a disturbance at a Secondary School in Billings Township, Ontario.

With the assistance of the Sudbury OPP Crime Unit, the Manitoulin-Espanola OPP is continuing their investigation and the following additional charges have been laid:

A 38-year-old female from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC),

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A 14-year-old youth from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC, and Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC.

A 13-year-old youth from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Assault with a Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC, and Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC

A 16-year-old youth from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Assault, contrary to section 266 of the CC.

A 17-year-old youth from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario has been charged with Assault, contrary to section 266 of CC.

The adult and youths, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been released and are scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on October 31 2018.

The OPP is reiterating their request that any audio/video recordings of the disturbance be brought to their attention immediately as this investigation is continuing. OPP wish to remind everyone that public safety is not a concern.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122, or the Little Current OPP Detachment at 705-368-2200.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at: www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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