KINGSTON, Ont. – Two eastern Ontario teens are facing charges after a social media argument escalated into a fight with weapons on a front yard.
Police in Kingston, Ont., say two girls became involved in an argument over social media on Sunday and it escalated to the point where one of them proposed they settle their differences in a fight.
They say the complainant went out to her front yard and saw the other girl and a boy approaching and calling her names. It’s alleged the boy fired a pellet gun at the complainant multiple times and missed, at which point the other girl pulled out a knife.
Police say the alleged victim struck the girl, causing her to drop the knife, and the two engaged in a physical struggle during which the complainant’s face was scratched and she was kicked several times by the boy.
The alleged assailants fled when neighbours said they were calling police and the complainant was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
A boy and girl — both 17 — surrendered to police on Monday. He is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and assault, while she faces one count of assault with a weapon.