60 Quebec primary school students involved in cutting in First Nations community
An elementary school says more than 60 students have cut one another or themselves with sharpening blades in an Atikamekw First Nations community in Quebec.
The Seskitin primary school in Wemotaci announced on its Facebook page Friday it learned on Thursday about the incidents.
Wemotaci is located about 400 kilometres north of Montreal.
The Facebook post says certain students encouraged others to use blades to cut themselves and their peers in what the school called a group phenomenon.
Seskitin school says the students involved were of various ages.
The police and representatives from the community's social services department said no one was immediately able to give further details.
Band leaders could not be reached for comment.
The school said the cutting occurred for the most off school grounds, but added that some students used the blades in class and in the schoolyard.