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P.E.I. school student spending Christmas break behind bars

P.E.I. Provincial Court sign in Charlottetown.
P.E.I. Provincial Court sign. ©THE GUARDIAN

A Bluefield High School student will be in jail during his Christmas break after a judge sentenced him Monday to 10 days for failing to comply with a court order.

Sean Earle Durnnian, 19, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he entered a guilty plea.

The court heard that in September Durnnian was given a court-ordered curfew for a home in Cornwall.

On Oct. 22, the RCMP responded to a report that Durnnian was seen at a field party, which he admitted.

Durnnian’s lawyer Yolande Murphy asked for an intermittent sentence so her client wouldn’t miss school.

He will start serving the sentence on Dec. 26.

Inmates in the provincial jail don’t get parole, but they do get earned remission, which means Durnnian will get out before school starts again in January.

Durnnian must also pay a $100 victim surcharge.

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