Toronto police arrest 7th St. Michael's College School student

Dec 20 2018, 12:09 am

Toronto police have arrested another student from St. Michael’s College School just a month after allegations of sexual assault and assault involving students at the prestigious all-boys school surfaced.

At a press conference at Toronto police headquarters, inspector Domenic Sinopoli, Unit Commander of Sex Crimes confirmed police have laid even more charges and that five youth have now been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault — four of them are already accused in a separate incident at St. Michael’s College School.

A total of eight incidents have been investigated and police are pursuing criminal charges in three of them.

Seven students have now been charged in connection with the assaults at St. Michael’s, some of which were recorded and publicly shared on social media. Their identities are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In November, the Toronto police became aware of numerous incidents that were recorded and publically shared on social media.

In an alleged sexual assault that occurred in October, five students were each charged with one count of assault, gang sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon Wednesday, December 19, according to police.

Four of the five had already been charged in the alleged video incident that took place in the boy’s locker room.

Two of the same young boys were also charged on Wednesday with one count of assault with a weapon and assault, in relation to an assault that alleged to have occurred in September.

Police have closed their investigation into the remaining five incidents as there wasn’t enough evidence to lay any charges.

On November 23, both the principal and president at St. Michael’s College School resigned.

According to the school, president Fr. Jefferson Thompson, CSB, and principal Greg Reeves resigned “citing their shared desire to move the school forward without distractions and allow it to focus on healing and change after the horrific events of student misbehaviour that came to light last week.”

All of the incidents allegedly occurred during the Fall of 2018.

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