A student has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after allegedly being stabbed by another youth inside a high school in Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police say that an altercation took place at Clarkson Secondary School around 10:45 am Wednesday morning.
Of the two youth involved, one victim is said to have suffered stab wounds and was transported to hospital. Their injuries were deemed non-life threatening.
One youth has reportedly been placed in custody and police say there is currently no threat to other students.
– Bromsgrove Rd / Playford Rd #Mississauga
– 2 youth involved in an altercation
– Victim suffered stab wounds and was transported to local
hospital with non-life threatening injuries
– 1 youth taken into custody
– No threat to students
– Isolated incident pic.twitter.com/SQlMAlM5Un
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) February 12, 2020
Mary Zammit, the school’s principal, addressed the situation in a letter to parents.
“We take these situations very seriously and wanted to make sure you had this information. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority,” Zammit said, before noting that the school will be conducting its own investigation once the police investigation is over.
“We will do everything we can to ensure an incident like this does not happen again.”
Anyone with information can contact police at (905) 453–2121, ext. 2233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.