Arrests in School Stabbing

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:10 p.m. September 16, 2015

Two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing at Central Technical School on the first day of the new school year are in custody.

A Toronto Police 14 Division sign in the foreground and building in the background
14 Division sign and building

They surrendered to police this morning at 14 Division and are expected to make court appearances later today to face assault, aggravated assault, carrying concealed weapons, weapons dangerous and assault with a weapon charges.

The stabbing left a 19-year-old student with serious injuries.

One suspect is a young offender while the other is 20 years old whose identify police aren’t divulging at this time.

At a press conference at 14 Division on September 16, Detective Jessica McInnis said she was in contact with the suspects’ attorney prior to their surrender.

“Both are known to police and they were persons of interest,” she said.

McInnes said the suspects, who were not enrolled at Central Tech, are alleged to have been at the school to commit a robbery.

“It appears that the victim was intervening while the suspects were attempting to rob two other males of their cell phones,” she said. “He was overpowered and subsequently stabbed.”

The victim, who was stabbed in the right and left side of his abdomen, is still in serious condition in hospital.

“He has a punctured lung and will be receiving medical attention for a few more weeks,” McInnis said.

The investigator said two large knives were recovered and another male suspect is outstanding.

“We anticipate an arrest shortly,” added McInnis.

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