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Memorial grows for victims in Abbotsford school stabbing

Abbotsford memorial continues to grow for 13-year-old stabbing victim
WATCH: Abbotsford Senior Secondary remains closed two days after a violent double stabbing at the school. Community members are still heading to the school to pay tribute to the victims of the attack at a growing memorial. Jordan Armstrong reports.

Tributes and condolences are being showered on Abbotsford this morning as the community is still reeling from Tuesday’s devastating incident at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School where two girls were stabbed.

Flowers and gifts are being placed outside the school by students, teachers, parents and residents from around the Lower Mainland.

Candles are also being lit to remember the two victims.

One victim, identified as 13-year-old Letisha Reimer, died of her injuries in hospital.

Letisha Reimer died of her injuries after being stabbed by a male suspect at Abbotsford Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016.
Letisha Reimer died of her injuries after being stabbed by a male suspect at Abbotsford Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. Submitted

The second victim, a 14-year-old girl, remains in hospital in stable condition. Police said the teen will have a lengthy and emotional road of recovery ahead.

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According to court documents, 21-year-old Gabriel Brandon Klein has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

Charges laid in fatal Abbotsford stabbing
Charges laid in fatal Abbotsford stabbing

Originally from Alberta, he has been in Vancouver since February or March of this year but has no fixed address. He was supposed to make his first court appearance on Wednesday but was unable to leave his cell on his own. He will next appear in court on Monday.

READ MORE: Superintendent of Abbotsford schools says stabbing attack was random

As the City of Abbotsford tries to heal, questions are being raised about how this could have happened. At St. Anne’s Church in Abbotsford heartbroken members of the community gathered for a vigil Wednesday.

Abbotsford Senior Secondary will remain closed until Monday.

WATCH: Victim and suspect Id’d in Abbotsford school stabbing:

Victim and suspect ID’d in Abbotsford school stabbing
Victim and suspect ID’d in Abbotsford school stabbing