A teen accused of stabbing his teacher at Montreal’s John F. Kennedy High School in December 2021 was back in youth court on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old accused was present in court while the Crown and his lawyer discussed when he will go to trial to face several charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

His mother sat in the front row clutching tissues while her son sat listening to the details of the next steps to be taken. He will be back in court on June 21 for a trial before a jury that is expected to last two days.

Story continues below advertisement

According to witnesses at the high school, teacher Maxime Canuel was stabbed twice before the suspect ran away on Dec. 9. Canuel was rushed to hospital, where he had surgery, and has since been released.

The school was on lockdown as officers searched the grounds for the suspect.

The Crown is calling for the accused to be sentenced as an adult if found guilty. He will remain in custody until his trial in June.



© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.



Reference-globalnews.ca

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.