In what is believed to be a first in Nova Scotia, the Crown is asking that a young offender be banned from social media as part of her sentence for assaulting an autistic classmate.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty in July to assault for a beating Crown attorney Steve Drake called "brutal."
"The accused waited in the hallway at lunchtime...yelled out the victim's name and literally ran across the hall and sucker-punched this young girl and knocked her on the floor, and then jumped on top of her and started pulling her hair and kicking her in the head and chest area," Drake told QMI Agency.
A friend of the accused said she was forced to videotape the attack and post it to her own Facebook account.
Drake successfully argued for the judge to view the video himself because "it would be absolutely impossible to explain the level of violence" perpetrated by the girl police called the "bully of all bullies."
Drake is asking for a sentence of 16-18 months' probation, along with two conditions: that the accused delete her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, and that she not be allowed to access social media during the probation period.