TORONTO, CAN. (THECOUNT) — Police say two teenagers will be charged with first-degree murder after a 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed outside his Hamilton, Ont. school on Monday afternoon in front of his mother, reports Toronto.CBS.
“(The mother) witnessed something horrible here,” Sgt. Steve Berziuk said. “She is distraught… she is devastated.”
One day after the deadly attack, police confirmed charges are expected to be laid against two male suspects.
“An 18-year-old male and 14-year-old male, both from Hamilton, will be charged with first-degree murder,” officers said in a news release issued on Tuesday morning. “They will appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse, 45 Main Street in East End Danforth, Toronto, ON, Canada, later today to answer to the charge.”
On Monday at around 2:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to the area of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, located near Parkdale Avenue South and Main Street East, for reports of a violent incident.
Officers arrived at the scene to find a male teenager suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported to hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The victim’s identity has not been released, but investigators confirmed he was a student at the high school.
Geo quick facts: Ontario is a province in east-central Canada that borders the U.S. and the Great Lakes. It’s home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, known for Parliament Hill’s Victorian architecture and the National Gallery, featuring Canadian and indigenous art. Toronto, Ontario’s capital, is home to the 553m-high CN Tower, with expansive views from its revolving restaurant, as well as High Park, site of a rare oak savannah habitat – wikipedia.