The principal at St. Michael’s College says efforts to keep students safe have failed and they need to do better. Toronto police have charged six 14 and 15-year-olds from St. Mike’s with assault, gang sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon. That’s related to the video that was briefly circulated last week. Principal Greg Reeves spoke yesterday evening at a media briefing, where he said clearly the school has a problem. Police say their investigation has expanded. They’re now investigating at least three other hazing incidents, including another alleged sexual assault at the school. As for the victim from this incident, police say he is doing OK and getting the support he ”needs and deserves.”
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From a Toronto Police Media Release:
On Monday, November 19, 2018, Deputy Chief James Ramer and Inspector Dominic Sinopoli, Unit Commander of Sex Crimes, held a news conference on the investigation into allegations of assault and sexual assault at St. Michael’s College School.
Since Wednesday, November 14, 2018, officers from 13 Division and the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre have been actively investigating two allegations of assault and two allegations of sexual assault involving students at St. Michael’s College School.
It is alleged that:
– a boy was sexually assaulted with an object
On Monday, November 19, 2018, six boys were arrested and have each been charged with:
2. Gang Sexual Assault
3. Sexual Assault with a Weapon
They are scheduled to appear in court at 311 Jarvis Street on Monday, November 19, 2018.
The other investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
Here is the Toronto Police news conference: