The 54 year old man that was charged after the drowning death of Jeremiah Perry is in court today.

The charges came after 15 year old Jeremiah Perry drowned in Big Trout Lake while on a school trip in July 2017. He was not wearing a life jacket when he joined other classmates who were washing in the water.  He had also failed a swimming test prior to heading out.

Nicholas Mills of Caledon, the man responsible for coordinating the trip and a teacher where Perry went to school, was charged with one count of criminal negligence causing death following a year-long investigation.

The teen’s drowning prompted the Toronto Distrect School Board to re-evaluate and rework its rules around school trips which included tightening safety measures around swimming.