RCMP on scene at Cole Harbour High

RCMP are on scene at the Cole Harbour high school. (Blair Rhodes/CBC)

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and is facing several charges in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy Monday near Cole Harbour District High School.

The charges include attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Officers were called to a pathway near the high school around 2 p.m., about 15 minutes after school was let out.

Police said the teenage victim was stabbed.

"A large group [was] watching, something like maybe people gathering for a fight," Cpl. Scott MacRae said Tuesday.

"Unfortunately in this case, some sort of edged weapon was produced."

The 15-year-old victim remains in hospital in stable condition, while the 14-year-old was arrested Monday evening.

Neither of the two boys are students at Cole Harbour District High School.

At Prince Andrew High School, the victim's friends were trying to come to grips with what happened.

"It's just crazy how bad things are getting around here and how stuff like that happens to people who don't deserve it," said Samantha Loughnane.

The Halifax Regional School Board declined to comment and officials said there's no information to suggest the stabbing is connected to the school.