Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder in stabbing at rural Alberta school

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The Pigeon Lake Regional School is located in Falun, Alta. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after another 16-year-old boy was stabbed Monday at the school. (Emily Fitzpatrick/CBC - image credit)
The Pigeon Lake Regional School is located in Falun, Alta. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after another 16-year-old boy was stabbed Monday at the school. (Emily Fitzpatrick/CBC - image credit)

RCMP have charged a 16-year-old boy with attempted murder and aggravated assault after a stabbing Monday at a rural Alberta school.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, remains in hospital in stable condition, Wetaskiwin RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.

The accused has been released from custody on conditions, including his not returning to the school.

His next court appearance has been set for June 1 in Wetaskiwin youth court.

RCMP were called Monday morning to help emergency medical crews at Pigeon Lake Regional School in Falun, a hamlet 80 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

A 16-year-old boy had been stabbed — in front of a large group of students and staff — in the school library. He was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital where he underwent surgery.

Both teens are students at the school.

Superintendent Peter Barron said on Tuesday afternoon that classes will resume Wednesday. RCMP, a school resource officer, and counsellors will be in the building.

"Tomorrow's going to be a tough day for a lot of our folks," he said.

A virtual meeting for parents has been organized for Thursday night.

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