AN altercation between students in a Grade 12 shop class on Thursday shortly after 2 p.m. at Surrey’s Princess Margaret Secondary School in the 12800 block of 72nd Avenue resulted in a male student being transported to a local area hospital with multiple stab wounds to his back.
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr said that the male suspect fled the school on foot. Officers identified the suspect as a student and began actively searching for him. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. without incident at his residence. Charges of assault causing bodily harm are being recommended.
Carr added: “The knife used in the commission of the offence has been retrieved by police.”
The school was placed on lockdown for some time.
The 18 year old victim is recovering in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Surrey RCMP’s General Investigations Unit and Youth Section continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Anyone with more information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.