WINNIPEG – Red River College is facing a lawsuit after one of its students was viciously attacked while on a work placement.
Jackie Healy, 23, was working at a Behavioural Health Foundation centre for boys when she and another woman on staff were beaten with baseball bats by two teenager who lived there.
Healy suffered a fractured skull and lost vision in one eye.
Her lawyer, Robert Tapper, says the college has a responsibility to keep students safe when it sends them away.
The youth centre itself is also named in the lawsuit.
“There were issues where the supervisor was told of my clients concern and still directed her to attend in a certain area to certain people on her own, when she shouldn’t have been on her own,” says Tapper.
It’s unclear how much money is being sought in the lawsuit. Tapper says it will depend partially on how Healy recovers from her injuries.
Both teens allegedly behind the attack were arrested and are facing charges after briefly going on the run.