Witnesses describe Ont. high school stabbing that injured 8

Students at a Pickering Ont. high school say a female student armed with two large knives tore through the hallways on Tuesday morning, leaving eight injured in what police believe is a random attack.

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Durham Regional Police said six students and two staff members at Dunbarton High School were injured in the stabbing. Police said all of the injuries were minor.

A female student who attends the high school has been arrested. Police say the student is the lone suspect.

Several of the victims were transported to hospital.

"It seems to be random at this point," Sgt. Bill Calder told reporters at the scene. "It doesn’t seem to be targeted."

Calder said two staff members managed to stop the suspect and contain her until police arrived.

"This is a safe school by nature," Calder said, adding, "(the staff members) did a great job of ending this very quickly."

The suspect, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will not be named.

The Durham District School Board said students were being released one class at a time, to ensure that all witnesses are able to speak to police.

Counselling services will be made available to students.

"People have suffered physical injuries, but we never take light of the fact there's other things we have to look into, like emotional well-being," Calder said.

Police said a lockdown at the school, imposed as police searched each room in the school for victims and other potential suspects, is slowly being lifted.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the stabbing was "incredibly worrisome."

"I know that the police are doing everything that they can and they're in control of the situation," she told reporters on Tuesday.



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