Police charge teenager in connection with Calgary high school stabbing

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Calgary police say a stabbing at Bishop McNally High School sent one teen to hospital on Wednesday.  (Mike Symington/CBC - image credit)
Calgary police say a stabbing at Bishop McNally High School sent one teen to hospital on Wednesday. (Mike Symington/CBC - image credit)

Police have charged a 15-year-old in connection with a stabbing at a northeast Calgary high school Wednesday morning that sent a teenage boy to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Wednesday that the youth believed to be responsible for the stabbing was charged with assault with a weapon. The teen cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Calgary police were called around 10:55 a.m. MT for reports of a stabbing inside Bishop McNally High School, located at 5700 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.

EMS says the male in his late-teens was taken to Foothills hospital in stable condition. Police say he is 17.

The school went into lockdown following the stabbing, but the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) says it was lifted shortly before 1 p.m.

The school district posted a statement on Twitter that all other students and staff are safe.

Students shaken

"CPS, EMS and senior administration are currently at the school dealing with the incident," the CCSD said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved."

CCSD is asking for guardians to not call Bishop McNally High School or try to pick up students at this time, but it has brought in a critical incident team to work closely with the school community.

One student says she and some other students assumed the lockdown was fake when first announced.

"Then the lights were turned off … we were like, 'OK, this feels like a real deal.' And I was thinking to myself how is this possible? We were perfectly fine for the first two periods," said Monse Aldoney.

"Personally, I'm still shaking about it because it's a scary situation to be in knowing that someone got hurt and got sent to the hospital."

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