Two students seriously injured in school stabbing

By Jessica Ravitz and Faith Karimi, CNN • Updated 17th June 2017 (CNN) — One student was arrested and two were injured after a stabbing incident in a Montreal high school on Monday, police…

Two students seriously injured in school stabbing

By Jessica Ravitz and Faith Karimi, CNN • Updated 17th June 2017

(CNN) — One student was arrested and two were injured after a stabbing incident in a Montreal high school on Monday, police say.

Police received a report of the incident at 2:19 p.m. ET, according to the province’s police communications office. Two students at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste High School suffered “superficial knife wounds,” officials said.

By the time officers arrived on the scene, one student and the teacher had already been transported to the hospital, the provincial police said. Police said one of the students was in serious condition. The teacher was expected to be released on Monday.

One student also claimed to have been stabbed at the school, and another person was arrested, according to St-Jean-Baptiste Schools superintendent Régis Brunet. Two suspects in the incident remain at large.

No students or faculty members suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said. One of the injured students was grazed by a bullet, Brunet said.

Bystanders told CNN affiliate La Presse that the teacher at the school had been fatally stabbed, and there were fears the incident may have been a massacre.

Assistant Chief Martin Giroux of the Montreal police told CNN affiliate CBC there was a possibility the incident was terrorist related.

“I can tell you that I believe that the weapon is a knife,” Giroux said. “The motive is not established, that’s what we’re currently looking into.”

Montreal Police spokesman Marc Soucy told CNN no national security investigation was under way.

The school of 1,070 students is located on Canada’s eastern coast, near Montreal.

Daljit Sidhu, a former student who said he had talked to some of the students, said he’d heard about a young man being stabbed in the classroom.

“He came out with blood on his shirt. … I didn’t see any bloody clothes,” he told CBC, “but it was pretty much all over his shirt.”

Authorities announced that the school’s students would be released to their parents Monday evening, while students who were not currently enrolled at the school were to return on Tuesday.

A prayer vigil was held for the victims in the school’s gymnasium, attended by several hundred people.

According to its website, the school was established in 1967.

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