Teen Charge With Assault With A Deadly Weapon


Tribune Freeport Reporter


A 15-year-old boy was charged in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court with assault with a deadly weapon on Friday.

The minor, who was accompanied by his father, appeared in Court Two before Magistrate Charlton Smith.

It is alleged that on September 26, the boy assaulted another male student with a knife.

Magistrate Smith told the juvenile that he was not going ask him to enter a plea to the charge because he will have to appear before a Juvenile Panel on November 10.

However, he expressed concern about why a young man his age would be carrying a knife to school. “Why were you carrying a knife?” the Magistrate asked. “Supposed you had killed someone.”

Magistrate Smith ordered the minor to have no contact with the complainant. He also imposed a curfew and ordered that the boy must be at home from 6pm until 6am, unless in the company of a suitable adult.

If he fails to comply with the court’s order, Mr Smith said that he would be remanded to the Simpson C Penn School for Boys in Nassau. He was granted $1,000 bail with one surety.

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