Seventeen year old facing charges after stabbing at Welland school

A seventeen year old boy has been arrested after a stabbing at Notre Dame College School in Welland.

According to police, one student was stabbing during a fight involving four students.

The cops were called to the school around 11 a.m. yesterday morning when two boys were taken to hospital - a seventeen year old suffered non life-threatening wounds, while a fifteen year old was treated for minor injuries.

One teenager has been charged with aggravated assault, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and breach of recognizance.

During the investigation, and out of an 'abundance of caution', both Notre Dame and the nearby St. Kevin Catholic Elementary school were placed in hold and secure.

Police spokesperson Stephanie Sabourin says detectives have ruled out a connection between this incident and the threats investigation involving another student at Notre Dame last week.

Officials from the Niagara Catholic District School Board say a crisis response team will be available for any students or staff who may need them today.