MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Four students and a teacher were stabbed Wednesday morning during a fight near a high school west of Toronto.
Peel region police say two teenage boys and a female teacher – who tried to intervene – were taken by ambulance to hospital with “varying degrees” of injuries.
The incident happened just after 8:30 a.m. near Mississauga’s St. Joseph Secondary School.
Sgt. Zahir Shah says two other teenage boys were treated for minor injuries and that all the victims’ wounds are non-life-threatening.
Police initially put the school in lockdown, but the school board has since closed the institution and cancelled exams that were planned for the day.
Two youths, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested, but charges have yet to be laid.
Officers are investigating and haven’t yet released details about what led to the stabbings.