Surrey RCMP says it has arrested a 19-year-old man after an assault with a weapon at L.A. Matheson Secondary School.
Police say the suspect, a Surrey resident, was arrested around 4 p.m. in Vancouver.
Police say the believe the attack was targeted. The suspect is not a current of former student of the high school.
The school was locked down Friday morning after the attack, which left a staff member in hospital with serious injuries.
Witnesses tell Global News that the victim was a teacher, who was stabbed five times by an attacker wearing a blue face mask
The incident took place in the school’s courtyard at a time when many students weren’t on campus yet.
Following a sweep by police, the lockdown was lifted and students were released. Classes at L.A. Matheson have been cancelled for the rest of the day, RCMP said.
RCMP say a suspect was seen leaving the school grounds in a grey Kia sedan. Police are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to contact them.