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Arrest made after boy, 15, stabbed during brawl near Toronto school: police

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Police say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a large brawl near a school in Toronto’s Weston neighbourhood that left another teenage boy with stab wounds on Tuesday.

Police were called to Ellis Avenue, near Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West, at around 3:30 p.m. for a large brawl involving dozens of teenagers, police said.

Acting Insp. Todd Jocko previously said that as many as 30 teens were involved in the incident, which started near Weston Collegiate Institute.

During the altercation, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the torso, Jocko said.

He was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and police said the victim is now in stable condition.

Police said they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the fight but announced Wednesday that a young person had been charged in connection with the stabbing.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and weapons dangerous.

TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird told CP24 on Tuesday that the fight occurred off of school property and after school had let out for the day.

Police would not confirm if the teens involved were students at the school.

With files from CP24's Bryann Aguilar

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