Teen arrested after stabbing forces lockdown at Mississauga high school
2 students at St. Marcellinus Secondary School suffered non-life-threatening injuries
Two students were stabbed at a Mississauga high school Tuesday, causing one school to briefly lock down and another to be placed under a hold-and-secure, Peel police say.
Officers were called to St. Marcellinus Secondary School, in the Courtneypark Drive and Mavis Road area, at 12:22 p.m. for a reported stabbing.
Police located a student at the school, who has been since been transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A second victim, also a student, was being assessed by paramedics and also sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police say.
Investigators say they have located a 15-year-old suspect who is now in custody. The investigation is ongoing and charges will be laid, police say.
Mississauga Secondary School, about 600 metres from St. Marcellinus, was briefly placed under hold-and-secure, police say, while St. Marchellinus was locked down.
A hold-and-secure is when exterior doors are locked while classes continue on as usual inside. Hold-and-secures usually occur when there's a threat in the general vicinity of a school, but not on, or very close to school property. A lockdown generally takes place when a threat is near or inside a school, police say.