8 Stabbed in Knife Attack at Canadian High School

'I just ran for my life'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 23, 2016 6:55 PM CST
An unidentified victim is taken away on a stretcher by emergency personnel following a stabbing incident at Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario, on Tuesday.   (Salvatore Sacco/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Newser) – A female high school student is in custody after eight people were stabbed at a high school east of Toronto on Tuesday, the AP reports. All the injuries are minor. Police Sgt. Bill Calder said officers were called to Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario, after a report about a female waving a knife around. He said six students and two staff members sustained minor injuries. Calder said four were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Students described running from a girl brandishing two kitchen knives careening down the hallways of the school. "I just ran for my life," said one 14-year-old girl who was slashed at. "I just can't believe it happened. She almost got me."

Police have not released the name or age of the student taken into custody, but Calder said she is in the younger grades. Two staff members tackled the student and held her until police arrived, he said. The attack appeared to be random. Charges against the student are pending, but it's not clear yet what they are. Police are continuing to investigate. Violence at schools is rare in Canada. However, a 17-year-old shot and killed four people at a school and home in an aboriginal community in Saskatchewan last month. The school in La Loche, Saskatchewan reopened Tuesday.

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