Stabbings in Canadian Schools
Two separate incidents of school violence in Canadian schools have rekindled
concern over youth violence, Reuters reported Nov. 20.
At a high school in Calgary, Alberta, Samer Jaber, 17, was killed after
Being stabbed repeatedly in the neck in a crowded hallway of Lester B. Pearson
High School. Police are currently investigating the incident, but believe the
stabbing was a result of a small debt owed to a fellow student.
In the neighboring province of Saskatchewan, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed
in the shoulder in a dispute with a classmate. Her injuries are not
The two incidents stirred a debate among Canadians over causes of student
violence and potential cures.