Ont. high school stabbings may have been premeditated

Online posts apparently written by the teen accused of a stabbing attack at a Pickering, Ont. high school suggest the student may have been planning the attack.

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Investigators do not believe any particular students or staff members were targeted in the stabbing rampage at Dunbarton High School on Tuesday morning.

However, social media posts suggest the school attack may have been premeditated. Posts on a social media account belonging to the 14-year-old suspect, confirmed to CP24 through multiple sources, reference violence, watching the Luka Magnotta murder video, and a desire to commit a school shooting and stabbing.

One post suggested she was considering suicide, if she didn’t go through with the school stabbing.

The Durham District School Board said six students and three staff members at Dunbarton were injured in the stabbings, which occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m.

The teen went to the school armed with two large knives and began attacking students in the hallways, Durham Regional Police said.

Two staff members were able to locate the girl and hold her down until police arrived.

Nine people were injured. Four of them were transported to hospital but none of their injuries are life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Cannot be identified. Police say the suspect is a Grade 9 student. Meanwhile, students who were on the premises at the time of the attack describe a terrifying scene.

“I sprinted for my life, I was so scared,” said one student. “And everyone else was sprinting too.”

Another witness said the student “came in swinging with two knives, and I just ran.”

The accused is expected to make a court appearance on Wednesday.

With files from CTV News’ John Vennavally-Rao



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