Toronto police say they’re investigating after receiving two movies Monday allegedly exhibiting a St. Michael’s Faculty College scholar being assaulted with a belt.
Investigators obtained the movies the identical day police charged six college students with being concerned in a gang sexual assault on the college.
Insp. Dominic Sinopoli, who heads the power’s intercourse crimes unit, stated that incident at the non-public Catholic, all-boys college began as hazing earlier than veering into the “legal area.”
The Canadian Press spoke with police sources who confirmed that the costs filed Monday concerned a bunch of scholars, aged 14 and 15, on the soccer workforce who allegedly pinned down one other scholar in a locker room and sexually assaulted him with a brush deal with.
Police at the moment are investigating a complete of six allegations involving college students on the college.
The identities of the six teenage boys charged are protected underneath the Youth Felony Justice Act. They are going through a number of legal prices together with assault, gang sexual assault and assault with a weapon.
They appeared in a youth courtroom Monday afternoon and have been launched on bail.
The varsity, which has expelled eight college students in reference to the allegations, stated it helps the police power’s transfer to file legal prices. It is unclear if any of the eight are amongst those that have been charged.
St. Mike’s has additionally launched a third-party investigation into the current scenario and previous incidents. Principal Greg Reeves stated he hopes a preliminary examination shall be completed by spring with a extra in-depth investigation to wrap up subsequent summer time.
Mayor John Tory commented on the St. Michael’s scenario Tuesday, telling reporters what has transpired is “very unhappy, very tragic and really unacceptable.”
“We will should search for as nicely is management from all fronts — from dad and mom, from the administration of the college and from the neighborhood and the police and others — to be sure that we be taught from this and that justice is served,” he stated at metropolis corridor.
With information from The Canadian Press