Detectives have identified an 18-year-old student who was fatally shot inside a Scarborough high school on Monday afternoon, and have taken custody of a 14-year-old child who reportedly attempted to kill a second victim but his gun did not fire.
Emergency services were dispatched to David and Mary Thomson Collegiate, which is located at Midland and Lawrence avenues, around 3 p.m. Monday.
The man, now identified as Jahiem Robinson, was found with a gunshot wound near the school’s rear doors and was pronounced dead on the spot, according to police.
Police said the suspect fired at Robinson from behind and then fled the area in pursuit of a second victim.
He allegedly assaulted the second victim and pointed a gun at him, but police said Tuesday “the gun did not fire.”
Investigators said they were treating the entire main floor of the school as a “crime scene.”
Students were ordered to remain at home and participate in virtual learning on Tuesday.
By Monday evening just before 7 p.m. police had taken the suspect into custody.
He was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
According to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, he cannot be recognized.
On Tuesday morning, the suspect appeared virtually in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East.
The Toronto District School Board said grief counsellors were deployed to a community center near the school to help mourning students and employees.
A separate investigation of the incident is being conducted by the Board.
Source_ The Canadian Press