One youth was in custody and another was sent to hospital after an incident on Burnsview Secondary grounds Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 19).
Police responded to a report of an altercation between youths at the North Delta school, just as classes were being let out.
On Wednesday (Jan. 20), Delta Police said they recovered a knife believed to be used in the stabbing.
One youth was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and has since been released, police say.
“The suspect was arrested (Tuesday) and has been released to the custody of their family, under a number of conditions, which include not attending Burnsview Secondary,” according to a updated news release posted to deltapolice.ca on Wednesday.
“The suspect is not known to police, and this matter is not believed to be linked to any gang violence.”
No names were released, as the teens are both under age 18.
Police will not be releasing any other information in order to protect the privacy of both individuals, and out of consideration for their young age. “It is requested that those discussing the incident on social media please refrain from releasing any information which could identify either youth, and potentially inflame the matter,” the news release says.
“This appears to be a conflict between two students that unfortunately escalated to violence,” stated Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “Police are taking this incident extremely seriously, and remain very committed to working with the Delta School District on school safety.”