Youth rushed to hospital after assault with weapon at Surrey high school

Mar 1 2021, 1:04 pm

UPDATE: 

The Surrey RCMP says that the third suspect has turned themselves into police. All three suspects were held in police custody and will appear in court on Tuesday.

“All of the suspects are youth, and are not previously known to police,” says RCMP in an emailed statement. “The initial indications are that the assault is related to an on-going dispute among parties known to one another.”

The incident is not related to gang activity and police add that there’s no indication of ongoing risk of safety at the school.

UPDATE:

Investigators have identified three suspects involved in the assault.

All of the suspects are youth, and are not previously known to police. Two suspects are currently under arrest and in police custody. A third suspect has not yet been arrested; police are currently working to locate them.

Police said the incident isn’t related to gang activity, and there is no indication of an on-going risk to safety at the school.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A male youth was hospitalized on Monday morning after an alleged assault with a weapon at a high school in Surrey.

The Surrey RCMP says that the incident occurred at approximately 11:30 am at Panorama Ridge Secondary in Newton.

The assault reportedly took place outside of the school and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in stable condition. Panorama Ridge Secondary was placed on a hold-and-secure by police until they confirmed the safety of all other students.

Police say that at this point in time, the assault appears to be part of an ongoing dispute between two parties that are known to each other.

“The initial indications are that the assault is related to an on-going dispute among parties known to one another,” the Surrey RCMP says in an emailed statement. “There is no indication of an on-going risk to safety at the school, however, there will be increased police presence as the investigation continues.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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