The first week of school was anything but celebratory for two students who were sent to the hospital after a knife fight at an elementary school today.
An altercation broke out at a Milton, Ontario public school shortly after classes ended for the day and two students sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result.
The fight happened at Tiger Jeet Singh Public School, right around 3:35 pm. According to Halton Police, Two students received injuries from the fight and had to be taken to the hospital, though they were in non-life threatening conditions.
Police are now investigating but haven't released many details about the victims, other than saying one of them is 13 years old. They currently also have one suspect in custody but they haven't disclosed their identity either.
Tiger Jeet Singh Public School, located on Yates Drive in Milton, has over 1000 students enrolled this year, ranging from kindergarten to grade 8. While police haven't confirmed the identities of the victims, at least one of them was most likely in grade 8, given their age.
Police have only said that a group of youths was involved in the fight, not indicating if they were all in grade 8 or all different ages.
The investigation is still ongoing, though there is no threat to public safety and the school was never put on lock-down since class had ended for the day. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.