Charges laid after student stabbed with machete near Richmond Hill high school
Rachael D'Amore, CTV Toronto
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:18AM EST
An 18-year-old is facing charges in connection with a fight that left a young man with a stab wound in Richmond Hill.
York Regional Police were called to the parking lot of St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, near Shaftsbury Avenue and Bathurst Street, on Friday shortly before 3 p.m. for reports of a weapon in the area.
Investigators believe that a fight broke out in front of the school where one young victim was stabbed with a machete.
The victim, whose age and gender was not immediately provided, was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Though police initially did not have a description of a suspect, he later turned himself into police.
A suspect identified as Bernard Deveaux, of Richmond Hill, has been charged with aggravated assault, uttering threats and carrying a concealed weapon.
He was remanded in custody until he appears in a Newmarket court for a bail hearing on Wednesday.
Police said the investigation is still ongoing and urge anyone with information to call them at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).