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Eight high school students in Cape Breton have been charged with assaulting a 42-year-old man last month.

Cape Breton Regional Police say officers were dispatched to a pathway between Glace Bay High School and a local grocery store on Oct. 20 around 1 p.m.

Police say the victim received minor injuries.

An investigation included a review of a video recording of the alleged attack.

The school’s liaison officer was able to identify the youths allegedly involved in the altercation.

The students – seven males and one female – are scheduled to appear in provincial court in Sydney, N.S., on Nov. 18.

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