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2 teens sentenced in brutal attack at St. John's high school

Police arrested a youth suspect Friday morning in an alleged violent attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's. (Ted Dillion/CBC - image credit)
Police arrested a youth suspect Friday morning in an alleged violent attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's. (Ted Dillion/CBC - image credit)
Police arrested a youth suspect Friday morning in an alleged violent attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's.
Police arrested a youth suspect Friday morning in an alleged violent attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's.

Five teens were arrested and charged in March after 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 teens charged in a brutal attack that sent a St. John's high school student to the Janeway children's hospital with a head injury last spring have been sentenced in provincial court.

The attack happened on the front door step of Prince of Wales Collegiate during the lunch break on March 9, when multiple assailants attacked a 16-year-old with weapons.

Five teens, ranging in age from 14 to 18 at the time of the attack, were arrested and charged with attempted murder, with four being tried in youth court, while the 18-year-old is being tried as an adult.

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

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

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 was sentenced to 16 months at the Newfoundland And Labrador Youth Centre in Whitbourne and eight months under community supervision.

18-year-old Tyler Greening of Paradise is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and being an accessory to a crime in relation to an attack at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's last week.
18-year-old Tyler Greening of Paradise is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and being an accessory to a crime in relation to 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 being an accessory to a crime. (Heather Gillis/CBC)

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, youth 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 18 months in total and has been in custody since September.

Hurley said the facts of the case are also banned from publication because the court matters for three other co-accused have not yet been settled.

Two other teens charged in the attack are scheduled to appear in youth court later this month.

Tyler Greening — 18 years old at the time of the attack and the only one being tried as an adult — is due back in court Jan. 25.

Greening has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and being a party to attempted murder.

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