Youths Arrested After Assaulting a Police Officer

Posted On Monday November 20, 2023

Region of Peel – The 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau has arrested and charged three youths following an incident in which a Peel Regional Police Officer was assaulted at a Brampton High School. Peel Regional Police understands the public interest and concerns of parents and School Administration when incidents occur on school grounds. As such, we remain committed to transparency and sharing accurate information following school-related calls for service.

Peel Regional Police is committed to working with our partners at the Dufferin Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board to ensure the safety and security of all staff and students.

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 9:50 a.m., Peel Regional Police was called to Cardinal Leger Secondary School by the Principal for a report of an officer being assaulted by students. When uniform officers from 22 Division arrived on the scene, their investigation revealed that the officer involved, a 22 Division youth investigator officer, was present at the school to investigate a matter at the request of the Principal in accordance with the Local Police School Board Protocol. While the officer was speaking with the Principal, a disturbance occurred in the cafeteria. The officer identified herself as a member of Peel Regional Police and attempted to assist in breaking up the fight. Several students struck the officer multiple times. Officers identified three students believed to be involved; they were then taken into custody.

There were no other injuries reported.

Two 15-year-old females from Brampton are charged with Assault Peace Officer Cause Bodily Harm. They will attend court at a later date.

A 17-year-old female from Brampton was charged with Assault Peace Officer Cause Bodily Harm and Obstruct Peace Officer. She will attend court at a later date.

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identities of the Young Persons charged in this investigation are protected.

This remains an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information can call investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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NR: 23-349
Inc: PR230362256     

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