Youth Assaults, Threatens Death to Two Group Home Workers

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Being a social worker for any of the child and family services agencies is no doubt a difficult job. That job is much tougher when the children are troubled and violent.

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Yesterday, on July 9th, 2019, a child that was in care became violent with two group home workers when he was not allowed to see a movie that had a rating above his age. The child then became violent towards the workers that were enlisted to keep him and the other kids safe.

The caucasian boy assaulted two workers, causing injuries to one of their heads and arm. A door was slammed into one of the workers and the boy threatened to kill both of them.

During the incident, the boy also damaged a phone in the group home. A 911 call was made and officers from the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the scene and arrested the youth.

The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning in front of Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchkeesic.

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He is facing the following criminal charges:

  • Assault x2.
  • Uttering threats to cause death x2.
  • Mischief causing damage under $5000.

The Crown agreed to release the boy back into the agencies care under the following conditions:

  • Reside at an address approved by the child and family services agency.
  • Abide by all rules of the agency.
  • Keep the peace and be of good behaviour especially towards the two social workers that were assaulted.
  • Keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards all staff of the agency.
  • Not to possess any weapons

Court hears that the boy has no previous criminal record or any outstanding charges before the court. The boys parents were in the body of the court and both seemed upset about the incident.

The boy was released back into the care of the agency.

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One Reply to “Youth Assaults, Threatens Death to Two Group Home Workers”

  1. Forget this type of singular effort in attempting to change these damaged people.
    Use this method as a secondary and concurrent effort along with boot camps.
    Tough bootcamps.
    Lets see how attitudes change after weeks/months of being forced to grow up and lose the entitlement

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