Sheridan College can find no evidence that its students were involved in a violent brawl involving sticks across the street from the Brampton campus that left at least one person injured.The incident lasted about two minutes, and was over when police arrived.
Kathryn Cameron, director campus safety, security and emergency management at the college, in a special bulletin wrote, “Sheridan has reviewed video footage of the incident and has not been able to identify any individuals who are currently enrolled at Sheridan.We have communicated with Peel Regional Police regarding this incident and have stressed our desire to ensure the safety and well-being of our Sheridan community and the surrounding neighbourhood, including this plaza.”
Police are looking for more video, more witnesses and more possible victims after the two groups of men armed with sticks clashed in the parking lot of the College Plaza at McLaughlin Road and Steeles Avenue West around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10.
No arrests were made that night, but police spoke to one victim, a 19-year-old man, who was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The Brampton resident was treated for his injuries and released.
Residents talked about the incident with PTC Punjabi.
The video shows two large groups of men, approximately 25 in total, yelling at each other and, at more than one point, hitting each other with long pieces of lumber. Violent blows appear to have been struck, but it is not known if there were more injuries.
Detectives with 22 Division are investigating. They can be reached at 905-453-2121, ext. 2233. People can also call Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or send a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then the tip.