Abbotsford Senior closed and counselling offered following double stabbing

Community reels after female student dies and one is injured in attack on Tuesday afternoon

Abbotsford is reeling from the aftermath of the double stabbing yesterday at Abbotsford Senior Secondary that resulted in the death of a female student.

Numerous messages have been posted on social media from across the country to express condolences for the tragedy, and citizens are being encouraged to wear red and black – the school’s colours – as a sign of solidarity.

Abbotsford Senior Secondary was closed on Wednesday and will remain closed until Monday, to allow police to continue their investigation.

A site has been set up in the gym at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church (33333 Mayfair Ave.) – across the street from the school – for people to receive counselling and to access information.

The Abbotsford school district is holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m. to provide more information.

Acting superintendent Dr. Angus MacKay posted a message on the school district website, saying that district staff are “deeply saddened” by the incident.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the families of both students. We are a very caring community and when one of us hurts, we all do,” he said.

The attack took place at about 2 p.m. yesterday inside the school. Two female students were stabbed by a young man who, it is believed, was not a student there.

Both victims were airlifted to hospital, and one soon died of her injuries. The other teen is in stable condition in hospital.

The suspect remains in custody.

Watch abbynews.com for more information as it develops.

 

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