[Updated] Keanu Wilson, Tishon Gordon, Tijuan Swan, Kenneth Wade [all 16-17 years old] were charged in Magistrates Court this morning [Nov 28] in connection with an attack on a fellow student.
All four denied the charges, and a fifth teenager was alleged to be involved, however as he is under 16 the matter will be dealt with in Family Court.
The allegation was that on 6th November the teenagers caused Grievous Bodily Harm to their fellow student Raymond Crofton Jr, resulting in his jaw being broken in four places requiring him to undergo surgery.
Before the charge was read out, Prosecutor Susan Mulligan gave some of the details of the alleged attack. She told the Court that the alleged attack saw five students chase the victim and punch him. The victim fell to the ground, where he was kicked and beaten with a cane. One of the five was identified as having used the cane.
The four students who were charged have been removed from CedarBridge, and placed in alternative education. Lawyer Craig Attridge represents Gordon, Marc Daniels represents Swan and Kenneth Wade was unrepresented but assisted by Duty Counsel Oonagh Vaucrosson.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner released the four defendants on $5,000 bail, and ordered them to wear electronic monitoring bracelets and restricted them to their homes between 5:00pm and 8:00am each day.
However, Magistrate Warner varied Gordon’s EMD time restriction so that Gordon could maintain his evening job of bag packing. Gordon was restricted to his home between 9:00pm and 8:00am each day.