Teen in police custody after double stabbing at Mississauga high school
Published April 26, 2022 at 4:33 pm
A 15-year-old boy is in police custody after two students were stabbed earlier today (April 26) at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police tweeted late this afternoon that the suspect in the noon-hour stabbings, which took place on a soccer field at the Mavis Rd./Courtneypark Dr. area high school, was located by investigators a short time ago.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and they expect to officially lay charges later today or tomorrow.
They did not say if the youth in custody is a student at the school.
The two victims, who are students at St. Marcellinus, were taken to hospital with injuries police described as not life-threatening.
Police say an earlier “disturbance” on Tuesday at the school led to the confrontation on the field a short time later.
After the two victims were stabbed around lunchtime, a suspect quickly fled the area as St. Marcellinus went into “lockdown.”
Numerous officers, and paramedics, were quickly on the scene and many of the police officers remained there throughout the afternoon speaking with witnesses.
Mississauga Secondary School, located a couple of blocks to the east of St. Marcellinus, was initially placed in “hold-and-secure,” which is one level below lockdown in terms of threat presented.
“Lockdown” means the school doors are locked and teachers and students are told to remain in their classrooms.
A “hold-and-secure” status is more of a precaution and means that no unauthorized visitors are to be allowed into the school and it’s recommended that teachers and students remain in the classroom and not roam the hallways.
The lockdown/hold-and-secure at the schools was lifted just before 1:30 p.m.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no word yet from police on a specific motive for the stabbings.
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