A 16-year-old charged in connection with a recent stabbing at Citadel High School has been released into the custody of his parents – but will be closely monitored until his next court appearance on Dec. 10.

The boy, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is confined to his family home and must remain under constant parental supervision. He is also required to wear an ankle bracelet and report daily over the phone to a parole officer.

The judge ordered the boy not to consume any alcohol or drugs, possess anything that could be considered a weapon, or have any contact with his alleged victim.

 

Police were called to Citadel High just after 9 a.m. on Nov. 16 after a 17-year-old male student was stabbed repeatedly in the back. The assailant fled the scene, but a suspect was arrested later that evening in Halifax.