A police name boy, 15, was stabbed to death at a Toronto school; A 19-year-old is charged with murder

The 19-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder linked to a teenager’s deadly stabbing in Toronto High School on Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to the Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, located near Parkwoods Village Drive and Victoria Park Avenue in North York, at about 3 p.m., after students were expelled from class.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 15-year-old boy with a stabbed wound on the body outside the school.

The boy was taken to hospital for a life-threatening injury, but died hours later. Police have identified the teen as Maahir Dosan, who lives in Toronto.

Police also found two other boys suffering from stabbing wounds. The 16-year-old and 14-year-old were transported to the hospital without life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after the incident, a 19-year-old man was arrested by police in connection with the incident. On Wednesday, investigators identified the suspect as a Toronto resident Ahmed Rafin and said he was charged with second-degree murder.

The charge has not been proved in court.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has confirmed that all three victims of the stabbing were students at the Victoria Park Collegiate Institute. The suspect was a former TDSB student but did not attend the same school with the victims.

Police have not told whether the victims and the suspect knew each other.

One student told CP24 that a large number of students gathered outside the school right after class on Tuesday.

“Immediately after school, about 50 students stood around the school, and then after about 20 or 15 minutes, they started fighting and then they just ran away when someone fell to the floor,” the student said. “The ambulance came and it was there.”

In a letter sent home to parents, the school principal says social workers and psychology staff will be there on Wednesday to provide support.

“We have heard with deep sadness about the death of a young man as a result of a violent incident outside Victoria Park CI shortly after his dismissal today,” a letter sent on Tuesday says.

“TDSB will continue to work with Toronto police as needed throughout the investigation and would like to thank them and the Toronto paramedic for their assistance.”

The school said that while police do not believe there is an additional threat to the school or public safety, police will be in the school area on Wednesday and will be available to anyone who may have information about what happened.

The Toronto Police Homicide Unit also asks anyone who may have pictures or videos of the incident or even the area before or after the stabbing to contact investigators or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.


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