A 16-year-old Halifax male is appearing in youth court today facing several charges including aggravated assault after a Grade 11 student was stabbed Monday morning at Citadel High School.


The alleged attacker, who can’t be identified, is a Grade 10 student at Citadel High and besides aggravated assault is facing weapons charges and breach of a court order.


According to Halifax Regional School Board spokesman Doug Hadley, the Grade 11 victim was entering the school just before 9 a.m. when he was attacked by another male student and stabbed with a sharp object during the subsequent fight. The weapon used is believed to be a knife with the victim reportedly stabbed three times.


The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the suspect fled the scene.


At 11 p.m. Monday, police arrested the 16-year-old male without incident at a home in the 2400 block of Creighton Street in Halifax.

“It was a residence, but not his,” said Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter. “We had information that we worked on and we were able to locate him there.”

This incident marks the second time this school year that police have been called out to the downtown Halifax high school.

On Sept. 17, police were called to Citadel after a fight between a student and a non-student resulted in the school being put in lockdown. Police say in that incident the school’s liason officer was confronted by several youths after making an arrest.