Police say a suspect is in custody after a stabbing at a Mississauga high school left two youths injured.
In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, Peel Regional Police said the incident occurred in the Mavis Road and Courtneypark Drive area at around 12:22 p.m.
Police told Global News that the first victim — a student at St. Marcellinus Secondary School — was stabbed on school property.
Officers said that person was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said a second victim approached first responders. Officers said they were also transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
St. Marcellinus Secondary School was temporarily placed under lockdown, and Mississauga Secondary School had been placed under a hold and secure, but both have since been lifted.
In an update just after 3:30 p.m., police said investigators had located a suspect.
Officers said a 15-year-old boy had been taken into custody.
“Investigation is ongoing and applicable charges will be laid,” police said in a tweet.
Speaking to reporters earlier on Tuesday, Peel Regional Police Const. Akhil Mooken confirmed both victims and the suspect are all under the age of 18.
He said the incident occurred in a field adjacent to the school, which is part of the school’s property.
“What we additionally know is that prior to the stabbing incident, there was a disturbance that took place on school property,” Mooken told reporters. “Which is what led to the stabbing incident taking place.”
He said officers will be reviewing surveillance footage to determine exactly what took place.