17 year-old boy charged following high school stabbing in Georgetown

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Published March 3, 2023 at 6:26 am

One student is in hospital and another is in police custody following a stabbing at Georgetown District High School in Halton Hills, Ont.

Halton Regional Police were called to the school Thursday for reports of an assault in a classroom.

One student was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect ran from the area following the attack, prompting local schools to go into lockdown for a short time as police investigated.

A 17-year-old boy from Georgetown has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Police say they believe this was a targeted attack.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the 12 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 3, 2023.

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