Teen accused of assaulting group home employee

A Peterborough youth has been arrested following an altercation with a staff member at a group home on Tuesday.

Peterborough police were called to a youth home for reports of an assault.

“It was reported that while at the home the female youth assaulted a staff member and caused damage to a door,” police said.

Police arrested a 17-year-old girl and charged her with assault and mischief under $5,000.

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 7, 2019.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the name of a girl cannot be released.

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