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Steve
23rd May 07, 04:12 PM
Toronto high school locked down after shooting
Updated Wed. May. 23 2007 4:32 PM ET

A 14-year-old boy has been shot at a high school in north Toronto, forcing a lockdown as police investigate the incident.

There were no other reported victims and it appears to have been an isolated incident.

"At this stage in the investigation, the only information we have is that the 14-year-old male victim was in critical condition when the police arrived at the school," Const. George Schuurman told CTV Newsnet.

He added that no arrests have been made.

The young victim was reportedly hit once at 2:30 p.m. at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, at 340 Sentinel Rd., in the Finch Avenue and Keele Street area.

The teen has been taken to Sunnybrook Hospital with serious injuries.

He was shot while on the second floor of the school near a swimming pool, but it's unclear what type of weapon was used, CTV's Jim Junkin reported.

Police are guarding the school, but Sentinel Road has not been closed to traffic.

Anxious and nervous parents are waiting outside the school.

About 850 students attend the school.

More details to come...

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Link. (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070523/school_shooting_070523/20070523?hub=Canada)

It seems to never end.

PizDoff
23rd May 07, 04:59 PM
Whoa.

Also. Check out Miller's comments.
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/216948

Iscariot
23rd May 07, 05:06 PM
Countdown to Mr. Jones....

Steve
23rd May 07, 06:19 PM
Whoa.

Also. Check out Miller's comments.
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/216948

Ah, that^ does add a lot of info:

Boy killed in school shooting
Curtis Rush, Iain Marlow and San Grewal
Staff Reporters

A 15-year-old boy who was shot at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute this afternoon has died, police have confirmed.

The victim, Jordan Manners, was taken to Sunnybrook hospital with critical injuries after the shooting at 2:30 p.m. The Grade 9 student had suffered gunshot wounds to the chest.

Witnesses say there was a fight outside the school before the shooter followed the victim inside, where Jordan was shot.

The 848 students at the North York School, near Finch Ave. W. and Keele St., were in lockdown for several hours.

Just before 6 p.m., TTC buses arrived to begin evacuating students to a nearby school as C.W. Jefferys was being cleared bit by bit.

Police remained at the scene. There were still no arrests. No gun has been recovered.

Earlier, ETF officers were going into the school with tear gas, crowbars and sledgehammers in the expectation that the gunman was still in the school, possibly trying to hide among the other students.

Police Chief Bill Blair arrived at the scene at about 5 p.m. and told reporters "this is a very serious matter."

The victim was found in the hallway of the school, Blair said.

"It's shocking that such an event can take place in our schools," he told reporters.

Police at first responded to what was initially reported as a drowning at a pool near the school.

"Right now we’re scouring the school to make sure there is no risk to the students," Blair said.

He appealed for calm so police could do "our jobs."

"We want to get those students out of the school and home safely," the police chief said.

"I have police officers in every hallway and every school room."

Meanwhile, at the hospital, a dramatic scene had played out earlier.

Shortly after 4 p.m.. a young woman came running out the emergency doors and collapsed, screaming and wailing, "No!."

A man in his 20s, wearing a ball cap, shouted "Get back inside."

About 10 minutes later, police in an unmarked car escorted two women to the emergency department at the hospital.

As one woman was going in, a male met her and told her, "He’s died, Mom."

The mother collapsed to the ground and the boy tried to pick her up.

Shortly after that, a man ran out of the emergency entrance, pushed a cameraman, and continued running around the building.

Two men were later handcuffed and led away.

In the afternoon, nervous parents arrived at the school awaiting word on the students’ safety.

A parent arrived and got her daughters on a cellphone.

"They just wanted to let the parents know that everybody is safe," said Victoria Zorzella, who was talking to her twin daughters Michelle and Monique, both 14, who were using someone else’s cellphone.

They were in the library with about 30 people.

In the hours after the shooting, several discussion groups popped up on the online network website Facebook.com, with students posting messages dedicated to the young victim.

"I just want to say R.I.P Jordan Manners. My thoughts go out to the family of the victim my prayers are with the family," wrote one blogger.

One of the victim's neighbours, who would only identify himself as Godfried, said in an interview that he was "shocked" to hear Jordan Manners had been shot.

"I spoke to him this morning and told him to keep up his grades," said the man, a former teacher. "He was an amazing handyman. He could tear apart and put together a bike in minutes."

The neighbour said Jordan was a gentle person and it was a "shame" that someone that he knew as so kind would meet such a tragic end. "The guy was so calm. That's what I don't understand about it."

Toronto mayor David Miller spoke out about the crime at about 5:30 p.m.

"I have met with so many mothers who have lost their sons to violence. It’s impossible to console a mother in those circumstances," he said.

The mayor said he shares the feeling with other council members that they no longer "want to look into the eyes of a parent and say, ‘you’ve lost a child.’"

Miller said it’s time to "redouble our efforts" to cut down on guns in the city. "They’re designed to kill," he said.

Education Minister Kathleen Wynne spoke out as well as an educator and a mother, calling it "a tragedy."

"My heart goes out to the family."

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty offered his condolences to the families and friends of the victim.

"I also know I speak for all Ontarians when I condemn and deplore the violence we’ve seen here today," McGuinty said in a statement. "I want the entire community at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time."

The shooting comes a little more than a month after a gunman killed 32 people at Virginia Tech before taking his own life.

In September, a gunman at Montreal’s Dawson College killed a student and wounded 19 others before he died from police gunfire.

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Really sucks that the kid died...

WarPhalange
24th May 07, 12:09 AM
But Canadians don't have guns!

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