Lennox and Addington OPP are investigating an altercation that took place between two students in the halls of Napanee District Secondary School yesterday.
The incident, which was recorded and shared heavily on social media sites yesterday, shows one student running up to another, jumping up and grabbing the student around the neck, pulling the student to the ground.
OPP say they are aware of the incident and are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the recorded interaction.
The social media posts have generated a number of responses. Some of those responses are threatening in nature or suggest/promote a course of action by way of retribution against the alleged perpetrator. OPP are urging the public that it is very important that everyone remain cognizant that their online activity may subject them to criminal liability in the real-world. The OPP discourages, in the strongest terms, any form of vigilantism in response to this, or any other, incident. OPP caution it is very important to remember that social media posts often lack complete context and there can often be a great deal of relevant information that isn’t available to the viewer.
Updates will be provided as needed while the investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the L&A County OPP detachment at: 613-354-3369, or toll free at: 1-888-310-1122.