A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed inside St. Roch Catholic Secondary School in Brampton on Tuesday. Paramedics say his injures are not life-threatening.
Two male teens, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on scene. A 16-year-old boy was arrested several hours later.
The school was under lockdown but that has since been lifted.
Witnesses say a fight broke out in the main floor hallway and quickly escalated.
“Subsequently one boy was stabbed, non-life threatening, and taken to a local hospital,” said Peel Const. Fiona Thivierge.
A student at the school, Joseph Tucci, said he’s friends with one of the suspects, and was surprised to hear of his involvement.
“He’s a good kid, I don’t know why he would do that,” he said. “I guess someone approached him in a way, and then he got upset because they had previous fights before.”
Tucci said the fight may have been over money, but police haven’t confirmed a motive.
Third youth is now in custody in relation to the St. Roch stabbing.
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Emergency crews were called to the school on Valleyway Drive, near Williams Parkway, around 11:30 a.m.
St. Jean-Marie Vianney is on Jordensen Drive, about 500 metres away.
According to the Toronto District School Board website, when a school is placed under hold and secure, all movement in and out of the school is restricted. However, there is no immediate danger to students and staff.
With files from The Canadian Press