Student in custody after three stabbed in Canada school

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OTTAWA, Ontario (Reuters) - Canadian police have taken a student into custody after three people were stabbed at a high school in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia on Monday, authorities said.

Police said they were called about a weapons complaint at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) northwest of downtown Halifax, around 9:30 a.m. local time (1230 GMT). Officers reached the school and took one student into custody and found three people with stab wounds.

The wounded people were transported to a hospital for treatment, Halifax Regional Police said in a statement, adding that the extent of the injuries was not immediately known.

The police statement did not provide any information about the circumstances surrounding the incident. Police are still investigating and the school has been closed for the remainder of the day, it said.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa; Editing by Matthew Lewis)