Social workers are available to support staff and students at a reopened Toronto high school today after a Grade 12 student was stabbed and left with life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon.
As of Tuesday morning, Toronto police say the injured student is in critical but stable condition.
A police spokeswoman says they are not releasing information about possible suspects as it’s an ongoing investigation.
Toronto police say Birchmount Park Collegiate in the city’s east end was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon as officers responded to reports of a stabbing inside the high school just after 3 p.m. as students were being dismissed for the day.
They say a 17-year-old student suffering from apparent stab wounds was taken to hospital.
The stabbing comes two weeks after a shooting outside Woburn Collegiate Institute, another high school in the east end, left one student dead and injured another.
The incident is the second stabbing to take place at Birchmount Park Collegiate this year, after a 14-year-old student was stabbed outside the high school in April. The student was taken to hospital by paramedics but not seriously injured.