Police name boy, 15, stabbed to death at Toronto school; 19-year-old charged with murder

A 19-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager at a high school in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to the Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, located near Parkwoods Village Drive and Victoria Park Avenue in North York, around 6 p.m. 15.00, after the students were fired from the class.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 15-year-old boy outside the school with a stab wound in the torso.

The boy was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but died hours later. Police have identified the teenager as Toronto resident Maahir Dosani.

Officers also found two other boys suffering from stab wounds. A 16-year-old and a 14-year-old were rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

The charge has not been proven in court.

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

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

One student told CP24 that there was a large group of students gathering outside the school just after class ended on Tuesday.

“Right after school, there was a gathering of about 50 students just standing around the school, and then after, about 20 or 15 minutes, they started fighting, and then they just ran away when someone fell on the floor,” he said. the student. “The ambulance came, and that was it.”

In a letter sent home to the parents, the school principal says social workers and psychologist staff will be ready Wednesday to offer support.

“It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of a young person following a violent incident outside Victoria Park CI shortly after the dismissal today,” the letter sent on Tuesday read.

“TDSB will continue to work with the Toronto Police Service as needed during their investigation and would like to thank them and the Toronto Paramedic Services for their assistance.”

The school said that although police do not believe there is any further threat to the school or public safety, officers will be on the school grounds Wednesday and will be available to anyone who may have information about what happened.

The Toronto Police Service’s Homicide Unit also asks anyone who may have photos or videos of the incident, or even the area before or after the stabbing took place, to contact investigators or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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