Female youth sent to hospital after ‘edged weapon’ incident at Hamilton school

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Published November 3, 2022 at 5:08 pm

Female youth sent to hospital after 'edged weapon' incident at Hamilton school
Police placed a Hamilton school under hold and secure Thursday afternoon, and a female youth was taken to hospital after reports of an "edged weapon."

Police placed a Hamilton school under hold and secure Thursday afternoon after use of “edged weapon” sent a 16-year-old female was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A 16-year-old male has been charged with assault with a weapon in connection with the incident that occurred at Nora Frances Henderson Public School, located in the area of Upper Sherman and Rymal Rd. The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board says it’s also investigating reports of a “noxious substance” that was sprayed inside the school.

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The hold and secure at NFHPS was lifted at around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Since the accused is legally a child, they cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone who has information that might support Hamilton Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Division 3 staff sergeant (905-546-3886).

Information may also be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477; crimestoppershamilton.com).

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