It was a “day like no other” yesterday at Bloor Collegiate Institute after a Grade 11 student was stabbed in the school’s parking lot.

School principal Kathy Evans said the stabbing was the first she was aware of at the high school on Bloor Street West at Dufferin Street.

Standing outside the school, Evans confirmed the youth was a student there, but would not comment further.

She said he had been taken to a local hospital and his family and the school’s vice-principal were with him yesterday afternoon.

“We believe he is going to be just fine,” she said, adding the incident was upsetting.

A second male victim, 17, also suffered injuries.

Evans said a number of witnesses had stepped forward to talk to police about what they had seen.

It’s Safe Schools Week at the Toronto District School Board.

Evans confirmed the stabbing had occurred during lunch hour. A series of announcements had been made to advise students about what had happened and a letter was being sent home to parents.

For about two hours, Bloor Collegiate was in secure mode, where all the main doors were closed and no one was allowed to go in or out. Unlike a lockdown, however, students were allowed to move around the school.

Police are looking for a group of four or five males who had knives in their backpacks.
with files from the canadian press