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.