A 15-year-old North York high school student is facing charges after he allegedly stabbed a fellow student in the torso on Tuesday.
Toronto police responded to reports of a stabbing at George S. Henry Academy at around 1:40 pm Tuesday afternoon, according to CP24.
Police said that a 16-year-old boy was walking in the hallway when he was approached by a 15-year-old boy.
A verbal confrontation occurred between the two boys, which escalated into a fight.
Police said that the 16-year-old suffered from a single stab wound to his torso.
Following the incident, both the suspect and the victim fled from the school. The school was placed in lockdown while police investigated.
The lockdown was lifted at around 4 pm, with students being sent home.
Police say that the victim brought himself to the hospital, where he was then transferred to a trauma center with serious injuries.
He is reportedly now in a stable condition.
Police were able to locate and arrest the suspect at around 5:45 pm on Tuesday.
The 15-year-old suspect, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.
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