Two teen girls are facing various charges after a video that has gone viral on the Internet shows them attacking a police officer.
According to police, the incident occurred Tuesday morning outside St. Marguerite D’Youville school on Dixie Road in Brampton.
The video below appears to show one of the suspects repeatedly slapping a female officer, and then getting subdued by another student before the two girls make a run for it, according to LiveLeak.
The video description says that an officer, whose name has been withheld, used pepper spray on one of the girls to try to gain control of the situation. It’s unclear what started the confrontation.
CBC News has verified the authenticity of the video with Peel Regional Police Sgt. Matt Small, who said the officer did not receive any lasting injuries and is recovering.
"She tells me she's doing fine. She's a humble officer who doesn't want this attention and she's back on duty today,” Paul Black, president of the Peel Regional Police Association, said of the officer, who is a six-year member of the force.
The girls, ages 15 and 16, were arrested and face charges, including trespassing, assaulting a police officer and escaping lawful custody.
The teens cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, according to Global News. They are set to appear in court on March 17.
Watch the video below: