So­cial me­dia spat leads to fight with weapons: Kingston po­lice

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - NATIONAL NEWS -

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.

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