WINNIPEG – Formal charges are now laid against two teens after a violent weekend attack in Selkirk.
RCMP say the boys, who are 16 and 17 year old, have been slapped with offences ranging from aggravated assault, robbery, and possession of a weapon.
Jackie Healey is one of two people seriously injured in the Sunday night assault at the Behavioural Health Foundation in the community.
Healey was on a practicum from Red River College.
School president Paul Vogt says the school has launched an investigation.
“It will begin with the incident itself and ensure that all the terms of our agreement with the facility were in place at that time,” Vogt explains. “We’re also open to looking at our own policies and practices and seeing if there aren’t some areas where we can make changes.”
Both suspects were staying at the facility. Vogt says an incident of this scale is unprecedented at the school.
“This is the most serious accident that we’ve ever experienced in our college history, and I hope we never experience one like this again. I’ve talked to people that have been at the college for over 30 years and there’s nothing like this in our history.”
At this point, Vogt doesn’t know what the security measures were like at the treatment facility when the attack happened, but made clear that we would wait for their investigation to finish before making any statements on the matter.