Halton Regional Police are searching for a male youth after a student was injured in what police are calling a “targeted” assault in Georgetown, Ontario on Thursday. Keep reading this article to learn more about this incident and to get some updates on it.
What happened at Georgetown District High School?
The incident took place at Georgetown District High School, located in the area of Guelph Street and Maple Avenue. Shortly after 3:20 pm, police announced that the school had been placed on lockdown due to the incident. According to Halton police Const. Steve Elms, the youth suspect entered a classroom and allegedly attacked a student with an edged weapon before fleeing the school. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries via Ornge Air Ambulance. While the youth suspect has been identified, they have not yet been located.
Following the incident, there was a heavy police presence reported in the area, and three other schools were placed on hold and secure as a precaution. The lockdown at Georgetown District High School was lifted later in the day, with police confirming that the suspect was no longer believed to be at the school. The investigation is ongoing, and police have stated that the alleged attack was a targeted incident. However, there is currently no information available regarding the nature of the victim’s injuries.
The incident at Georgetown District High School has raised concerns about school safety and the need for increased security measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring. As the police continue their investigation, the public is urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities immediately.
Update: Stabbing at Georgetown District High School
A 17-year-old male student from Georgetown District High School (GDHS) has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred at the school. The suspect is facing charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The lockdown and hold that were put in place have since been lifted. The young offender was held in custody pending a bail hearing, and his name was not released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the recent incident at Georgetown District High School to come forward and contact the 12 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2416. Tips can also be sent anonymously through Crime Stoppers.People who have seen or heard anything related to the incident are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit the website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca. The authorities are counting on the cooperation of the community to provide information that may help in the ongoing investigation and prevent similar incidents in the future.