Two youths arrested as RCMP investigate fight at Sherwood Park High School – Edmonton

Two youths arrested as RCMP investigate fight at Sherwood Park High School – Edmonton

Two youths were arrested by police Thursday after a report of a fight at a high school in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Strathcona County RCMP were called to an incident at Salisbury Composite High School at 10:19 a.m.

In a news release, police said two boys were allegedly involved in an altercation with a student. At some point during the fight, bear spray was used.

“Strathcona County Emergency Services provided immediate medical attention to the student,” RCMP said in the news release.

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“No other students were injured.”

Following the incident, RCMP officers arrested two male juveniles in connection with the use of bear spray.

RCMP said there is no ongoing threat to public safety and the situation has been resolved.

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In a message sent to families Thursday, Elk Island Public Schools confirmed that an individual was attacked with bear spray outside the school and received medical attention.

“While emergency services were on scene, students were kept away from the area so that help could be provided,” the statement read.

“To protect the victim’s privacy and due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to release any further details.”

Elk Island Public Schools said the safety of students and staff is a top priority, adding that school and division administrators are “extremely concerned” about the incident.

The division has launched an internal investigation to determine what steps the school can take to prevent a similar situation from occurring again.

Due to restrictions outlined in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, RCMP said no further details about the suspects will be released at this time.

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