(Halifax) A 15-year-old student was charged with two counts of attempted murder on Tuesday after two staff members at his suburban Halifax high school were stabbed the day before.
Halifax Regional Police released a statement on Tuesday saying both victims were recovering in hospital in “serious but stable” condition.
They confirmed that the accused, a student at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, was treated in hospital for stab wounds, but it is currently unknown how he sustained the injuries.
The teenager appeared in Youth Court in Halifax on Tuesday morning with a bandage on the front of his neck. A bail hearing has been set for Thursday. The accused, a minor, cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
During that brief hearing, prosecutor Terry Nickerson told the court that he expected a psychiatric evaluation to be requested.
The prosecutor said outside of court that “at this stage” the Crown has given notice that they will be seeking an adult sentence, while recalling that it was still at the very beginning of the proceedings.
Police say officers were dispatched to Charles P. Allen High School at 9:20 a.m. Monday morning and a suspect was arrested outside the school 11 minutes later.
Police add on Tuesday that the boy has also been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and willful possession of a weapon. unauthorized.
The school was due to reopen on Tuesday with psychological support offered to students and staff, but afternoon classes have been cancelled. About 1,700 students in grades 10 to 12 attend this high school, one of the largest in the province.