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Teen Bully Charged with Assault

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A 14-year-old Canadian student says he was choked until he passed out and was knocked down a staircase in separate attacks during years of bullying – allegations that led to the arrest of a 15-year-old fellow student last month.

Teachers from Brock High School in Cannington, about 50 kilometres north of Oshawa, Canada, first called Durham Regional Police last month after finding the 14-year-old unconscious from the choking, Det.-Sgt. Herb Curwain said.

That's when the victim, who had been afraid to report the bullying, told police of a horrifying 2  1/2 year history of abuse he said he had endured at the hands of the same bully.

In one attack, the victim had his legs kicked out from under him and fell down a staircase, police said. None of the previous assaults had been reported to police.

"This last incident may have broken the cycle," Curwain said.

After the incident last month, a 15-year-old student was charged with assault, police said yesterday. Two more counts were added last week.

The accused was removed from the school last month, and can't return without permission from a committee of school trustees.

Durham police have a "zero tolerance" policy to bullying, Curwain said, adding police will speak with students "reinforcing the fact that this is no longer acceptable."

School staff plan to do the same.

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May 19, 2008 11:57am [ 1 ]

i think that the When the 15 year old is 18 he should get a 10 year sentence in jail for hurting and abuseing the 14 year old + throwing him down the stairs

Aug 29, 2009 5:47am [ 2 ]

i have been bullied before and it feels horrible mostly verbal but the one time it wasn't as bad as this i mean seriously 2 1/2 years of that with the same bully and almost getting chocked to death and then tossed down the stairs i don't know if there was more to went on here but get the bully a therapist i have one they help alot

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