A student at Cardinal Leger Secondary School in Brampton, Ont., has been stabbed by a young man that police say may be a fellow student on the first day of classes.
At 11:04 Tuesday morning, a male student was attacked with a knife, said Peel Regional Police Constable Fiona Thivierge. A 911 call was placed by a neighbourhood officer working in the area. The student’s injuries were not life-threatening. Police did not say whether the stabbing took place inside or outside of the school.
“The culprit had taken off on foot, so our canine unit was called to assist in tracking,” said Const. Thivierge. Officers arrived on the scene at 11:30 a.m., and a perimeter was set up around the school. Police said the suspect is a white male wearing a school uniform. They described him as 5-feet 8-inches tall, with a slim build and shaved head.
The attacker’s relation to the victim is unknown. Both are 17 years old.
“This is an unfortunate way to start the school year,” said principal Dolores Proietti in a statement on the school’s website. “It is not typical of the safe, caring, healthy and inclusive environment that we strive to foster and maintain.”
Hold and secure orders at Cardinal Leger Secondary School, and nearby St. Mary Elementary School and McHugh Public School, were lifted at 12:30 p.m.