UPDATE: Teen girl dies after double stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Police arrest male suspect in the school; second victim in stable condition in hospital

Numerous emergency vehicles were on scene at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Tuesday afternoon after two students were stabbed.

A teenaged student is dead after a double stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary school on Tuesday afternoon.

The second victim is in hospital, recovering from wounds.

A male suspect is in custody.

For full details of the Abbotsford Police Department press conference held tonight on this incident, check new posts on abbynews.com.

Abbotsford Senior is closed tomorrow, but counsellors will be available.

One person was arrested after a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary around 2 p.m. left two students with serious injuries that turned fatal for one.

The school was placed on lockdown and access to Abbotsford middle school was also limited. Around a dozen police cars were on scene, and paramedics and fire crews were also present.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said officers were called just after 2 p.m. and told someone in the school had a weapon and there were one or two victims.

When they arrived, they found two people who had been wounded. Police located and arrested a suspect “almost immediately,” MacDonald said.

The condition of the two victims wasn’t known, though both were airlifted for further treatment.

A graphic video circulating online Tuesday purportedly showed several seconds of the incident in the rotunda at Abbotsford Senior Secondary. Police urged people to neither view nor share the video.

A staging area for parents was set up at the nearby Abbotsford Arts Centre, at 2329 Crescent Way. Police conducted a search of the school, but MacDonald said it was “precautionary” in nature. The lockdown at the middle school was lifted at about 4 p.m., and at the high school at about 4:30.

“We are co-operating in an active investigation with APD,” an Abbotsford school district spokesperson told The News.

Abbotsford News reporter Vikki Hopes described a chaotic scene at the school, with dozens of parents – including one in emotional distress – waiting for their children.

Outside, repeated loudspeaker notices advising students to stay in their classrooms could be heard.

 

The Abbotsford Police Department indicated that it will hold a press conference at 7 p.m. tonight to release more information on the incident. Watch abbynews.com for an updated story afterwards.

 

 

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