Peel Regional Police say a 15-year-old male is in custody after two students were stabbed on the grounds of a Mississauga high school on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to St. Marcellinus Secondary School in the Courtneypark Drive and Mavis Road area at 12:20 p.m. after receiving reports of a disturbance on school grounds.
“Our officers were on the scene in a matter of minutes and located a youth victim suffering from injuries consistent with either a knife or some form of edge weapon,” Const. Akhil Mooken said at the scene.
A second victim approached first responders and said they were also injured during the altercation.
The victims, both 16 years old, were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Mooken said there was an altercation that took place on a field adjacent to the school before the stabbing occurred.
“Whether or not it was a fight or an argument is still being determined, it’s still being investigated by our officers. But I assure you that they will determine that. There are numerous surveillance cameras, not only on this property but on adjacent buildings and schools,” Mooken said.
The suspect is not believed to be a student at the school, police said. No other suspects are being sought.