The family is devastated by what happened to St-Michel’s teacher and her son, the student’s lawyer said.

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A ninth-grade student charged with the attempted murder of his teacher will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether there is a risk of recidivism if released on bail.

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The 16-year-old will remain in custody during the evaluation. He is scheduled to return to court on January 7.

Crown prosecutor Mélanie Rose requested the assessment during a hearing in Juvenile Court on Monday.

The evaluation will determine if the defendant has any mental illness or physical or psychiatric condition that can explain or give information about the risk of recidivism, said Tiago Murias, the student’s lawyer.

The defendant was arrested Thursday after a teacher was stabbed at John F. Kennedy High School in St-Michel. The student has also been charged with aggravated battery, possession of a weapon to commit a crime, and carrying a concealed weapon. His name cannot be published because he is a minor.

Teacher Maxime Canuel was stabbed twice during an unprovoked attack, according to police. Police reported that Canuel and a student were arguing before the attack occurred. The victim was stabbed in the chest and shoulder.

Members of the student’s family were present during the brief hearing.

Murias said the family is devastated by what happened to the teacher and her son.

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