8 students expelled as St. Michael's reports third incident

Nov 16 2018, 6:53 pm

Eight students from St.Michael’s College School have been expelled and another suspended in connection to the alleged attacks that police classified as child pornography.

In a statement from St. Michael’s released Friday, which details a timeline of the past five days, the school revealed it has become aware of a third incident.

According to the timeline, the school found out about the first incident on Monday, November 12, which occurred in the boys’ washroom. Authorities were informed on Monday of this incident.

The school also became aware of the second incident on Monday, which occurred in the boys’ locker room, and in the timeline, it was revealed that authorities were not informed of this incident until Wednesday, November 14.

On Thursday, November 15, the school became aware of the third incident and notified the authorities.

Additionally, police informed the school about a security threat and provided uniformed and plainclothes officers as extra security on campus on Thursday.

Although the school hasn’t confirmed which students were involved in the incidents, according to the timeline, school administration and football coaches have met with parents and members of the junior football team.

St. Michael’s College School was founded in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers and stands as Ontario’s only independent Catholic high school for men in grades 7-12.

The school is known for its athletic programs, alumni include NHL hockey legends Frank Mahovlich and Tim Horton.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2922, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

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