11 September 2007

No Gun, No Difference

Maybe someone should tell Michael Bryant that Afghanistan isn't the only "war zone" Canadians should be concerned about.
A 16-year-old student has died after being stabbed on a walkway near his high school in Toronto's east end.

Police have confirmed the boy was a student at Winston Churchill Collegiate, which is located close to where the incident occurred. The school is located in the Lawrence Avenue and Kennedy Road area and was not locked down.
This looks to be another spectacular failure in the Toronto District School Board's policy of shuffling the deck whenever they need to deal with what they euphemistically call "problem students."
Coun. Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre) told CTV News the victim was recently transferred from Marc Garneau Collegiate, located on Overlea Boulevard, because of disciplinary problems.

In late August, a report by the School Safety Community Advisory Panel found that one of the key issues at another high school -- Toronto's troubled C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute -- was that students were being transferred to other schools without proper counselling after being expelled.
Got a child enrolled in a Toronto High School?

Be very afraid.


UPDATE: Murdered teenager is identified
Denesh Murugiah, 16, was stabbed once in a walkway behind Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute around noon Monday and later died in hospital.

Det.-Sgt. Gary Grinton brushed aside suggestions the student had been in trouble before, saying he was doing nothing wrong when he was killed.

RELATED: We pay dearly for all those Liberal lies

And not just financially either...
“In 2003, Dalton McGuinty promised to build safe communities,” one of the advertisements states. “But last year in Toronto, seven out of ten people charged with murder were out on bail or probation when those murders were committed.”
I'm guessing the other three... were high school students.

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