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Swearing teenager arrested in Manitoba

Police in Brandon, Man., arrested a teen for causing a disturbance by swearing at school.
Police in Brandon, Man., arrested a teen for causing a disturbance by swearing at school. Daniel Allan/Getty Images/File

BRANDON, Man. – Police in Manitoba have charged a teen with a criminal offence for allegedly spewing swear words in school.

Staff at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary school in Brandon called to report the 17-year-old boy’s behaviour on Monday after lunch.

Police say the teen had been screaming and yelling profanities.

He was removed from the building.

He was charged with causing a disturbance by swearing, then released from custody to a parent.

Sgt. Mike Pelechaty says the charge is more typically used when people cause disturbances by fighting or being drunk.

“In this case, I guess the officer felt this charge was appropriate.”

Pelechaty said he’s not aware of what the teen’s tirade was about.

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A spokeswoman for the Brandon School Division said the student was “in distress” and it became necessary to call police.

The youth is to appear in court in April.