Teen slain in front of mom outside Hamilton high school


Police say an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, have been arrested and will be charged with first-degree murder.

"That breaks my heart", she said upon learning 14 - year-old died.

The victim and suspects were all students at the high school where the teen was stabbed and grief counsellors are at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School to help students and staff cope with the tragedy.

Several schools and daycares in the area were briefly placed under a hold and secure order as police investigated the incident.

"There is a relationship between the victim and the suspects", he said, adding that the nature of the relationship can not be divulged in order to protect the identity of the suspects as they are youths.

On the Facebook event page for the "Candlelight Vigil Against Bullying, Jealously, Hatefulness and for Love & Peace", organizers said people will be gathering in front of the school to remember the teen from 6:30 p.m.to 8 p.m. tonight.

Sergeant Steve Bereziuk says he is satisfied with these charges for now.

Bereziuk said that authorities have video of the incident.

Due to the fact this homicide investigation involves numerous youths, we can not speak further about evidence in this matter. "I can't imagine the way the family feels right now".

Police said Dunsmure is closed in both directions in that area.

The stabbing of the young Hamiltonian is the city's ninth homicide this year.

A ground search for the murder weapon was conducted this morning and Hamilton Police believe the murder weapon has been located.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening at the Hamilton high school.

In a statement issued on the day of the deadly stabbing, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board said it was "shocked" by what had occurred.

Hamilton Police Major Crime investigators have continued to work through the night interviewing dozens of witnesses.

Anyone with further information regarding the case is asked to contact investigators at 905-546-4123 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).