Nova Scotia

Rioting charges laid after injuries at Waterville youth facility

Two teenagers are facing rioting charges after six people were injured at Nova Scotia's only long-term correctional facility for youth.

Five youth workers and one teen were hurt at the correctional institution, RCMP say

Five staff and one teen were injured Sunday at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville, N.S., RCMP say.

Two teenagers are facing rioting charges after six people were injured at Nova Scotia's only long-term correctional facility for youth.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville, N.S.

Four males — an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and two 17-year-olds — were "involved in an altercation with staff," Nova Scotia RCMP said in a release Monday.

Five youth workers and one of the teens were hurt, the statement said. Four of the staff injured were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The others were treated on scene by paramedics.

The 19-year-old faces charges of mischief and rioting. The 18-year-old is charged with mischief, rioting and assault causing bodily harm.

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