Outpour of support sent to victims and families of Abbotsford Senior Secondary stabbings

Nov 2 2016, 6:19 pm

Yesterday’s tragic stabbing of two students at Abbotsford Senior Secondary has prompted an outpour of support on social media.

Last night, news broke that one of the victims succumbed to her injuries and died in hospital.

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Justin Trudeau and Christy Clark speak out

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the incident on Twitter.

BC Premier Christy Clark expressed her condolences in an online statement released today.

“Yesterday, I was shocked to hear about the tragic attack at Abbotsford Senior Secondary school. School are supposed to be – and must be – places where parents know their kids are safe. We will do whatever is necessary to ensure that,” Clark wrote.

“I hope the investigation concludes swiftly, so we can take whatever action is required to make sure a tragedy like this never happens in British Columbia again. Until we have those answers, I want to commend the heroism of the staff and fellow students who came to the victims’ aid and subdued the suspect. Your bravery is an example for us all.”

She also Tweeted about the incident.

Public sends condolences

From the Abbotsford Police Department to residents across the province, the support for the victims and their families has been filling social media.

Abbotsford Senior Secondary responds

Both Abbotsford Senior Secondary School and Abbotsford Middle School are closed today. School counsellors are available to anyone who needs support in the gym at St. Mary’s Church across the street.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and the Abbotsford School District, we are heart broken by the incident at Abbotsford Senior Secondary school today,” said the Abbotsford School District in a statement. “We are a very caring community and when one of us hurts, we all do.”

The investigation is now being handled by Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). If you have information about the incident, contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.