Two children hurt in snowplow incident at school in Whitby, Ont.

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WHITBY, Ont. — Two children were hurt, one of them seriously, after an incident involving a snowplow at a school in Whitby, Ont.

Durham regional police say the incident occurred around 9:40 a.m. at Julie Payette Public School.

Const. Conrad Wong says the children were near a fence when they were hurt by snow that was being pushed by a snowplow.

He says a 12-year-old boy is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

Police say a girl of similar age was treated at the scene.

Wong says children should be aware of heavy machinery when playing in snowbanks.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 16, 2021.

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