Teen charged for assault on girl, dog

An 18-year-old Winnipeg man is facing a variety of charges after a break-in at a high school in the city's West End.

An 18-year-old Winnipeg man is facing a variety of charges after a break-in at a high school in the city's West End.

Allan Michael James Wood has been charged with a number of offences, including assault, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, cruelty to animals and break and enter.

Police say around 9:40 p.m. on Friday, Wood forced his way inside the locked doors of the Technical Vocational School where a group of teens were playing soccer. He threatened a female spectator and kicked her small dog, police allege.

The incident caused a number of the children to fear for their safety, so the woman who was threatened and another adult led them to another area, away from Wood, police said. Wood walked toward another room, and as he approached the room, he advised two school employees that he was armed and ordered them to lie on the floor, police allege.

The employees managed to shut and lock the door to the room before Wood reached them. One of the employees then phoned police.

Police said Wood then ran toward a group of girls who were in a stairwell. The girls ran away, but he caught one of them and physically assaulted her, police said.

The girl got away, but the teen caught her a second time and then threatened and assaulted her again.

Wood then ran from the school but was arrested a short time later, police said.

He has detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

The female victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Police did not provide information on the condition of the dog that was kicked.