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2 teens convicted of brutal attack at St. John’s High School

2 teens convicted of brutal attack at St. John’s High School

Police arrested a juvenile suspect Friday morning in connection with an alleged violent attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John’s.

Five teenagers were arrested and charged in March following a violent attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John’s in March. Two were sentenced Monday to custody and community supervision. (Ted Dillion/CBC)

Two of the five teenagers charged in a brutal attack that left a St. John’s high school student in Janeway Children’s Hospital with head injuries last spring have been sentenced in provincial court.

The attack took place on the pavement outside Prince of Wales Collegiate during the lunch break on March 9, when multiple assailants attacked a 16-year-old with weapons.

Five teenagers, who were between 14 and 18 at the time of the attack, were arrested and charged with attempted murder. Four of them are facing juvenile court, while the 18-year-old is being tried as an adult.

The teens sentenced Monday were charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated assault.

Judge Jacqueline Brazil sentenced a youth, who was 14 at the time of the attack, to a maximum of 24 months in prison.

The youth, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban protecting his identity under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was also charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon and breaching a release order.

He has been in custody since March and has been sentenced to 16 months in prison at the Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Centre in Whitbourne and eight months of community supervision.

Tyler Greening, 18, of Paradise, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and complicity in a felony in connection with an attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John’s last week.

Tyler Greening, 18, of Paradise has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and complicity in a criminal offense. (Heather Gillis/CBC)

Under the Juvenile Criminal Justice Act, juvenile offenders must spend two-thirds of their sentence in custody and one-third under community supervision.

The other youth, who was 16 at the time of the attack and whose identity is also protected by a publication ban, was sentenced to a total of 18 months and has been in custody since September.

According to Hurley, the facts in the case also cannot be published because the cases for three other co-defendants have not yet been settled.

Two other teens charged in the attack are due to appear in juvenile court later this month.

Tyler Greening, 18 at the time of the attack and the only one being tried as an adult, is due back in court on January 25.

Greening is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and complicity in attempted murder.

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