A 16-year-old girl is in custody after a student and a staff member were stabbed during a fight Wednesday afternoon at Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering, Durham Region reports.
Officers converged on the Liverpool Road North school after violence erupted at about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Durham police Constable George Tudos said. The incident began as an altercation between two 16-year-old girls, he said.
“One of the 16-year-old girls was stabbed and sustained non life-threatening injuries,” said Tudos.
A female staff member intervened and sustained minor injuries for which she was treated at the scene, Tudos said. That woman was a member of the school administration, Durham District School Board spokesperson Terry Simzer confirmed.
A 16-year-old girl has been taken into custody and is being questioned, Tudos said. Police haven’t revealed what charges may be laid.
The incident occurred in an open area near the school entrance. No lockdown was imposed.