Laurier student charged in relation to pellet gun incidents

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A student at Wilfrid Laurier University has been arrested and charged for the shootings of a pellet gun in the area of King Street-Hickory Street in September.

Nick Pavlasek a 20-year old Toronto native and first-year psychology student, was released Wednesday on $5,000 bail and faces two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault.

Laurier is requesting “release conditions” that would prohibit the accused from being on any property owned, leased or operated by the university. In a release, Laurier also said they are “reviewing the matter further as per processes set out in the university’s non-academic student code of conduct.”

In September, the accused shot a woman in her collarbone area, causing minor injury. A woman was also shot in the wrist. Another woman was shot in the eye with a pellet, which caused serious injury.

Multiple students reported seeing the laser from the pellet gun and hearing the sound around them, but were never hit.

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