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B.C. high school locked down lifted after staff member seriously injured

SURREY, B.C. — A lockdown was lifted Friday at a high school in Surrey, B.C., where a staff member was assaulted. The RCMP said a weapon was used in the assault, but haven't released any other details. The Mounties said a staff member at L.A.

SURREY, B.C. — A lockdown was lifted Friday at a high school in Surrey, B.C., where a staff member was assaulted.

The RCMP said a weapon was used in the assault, but haven't released any other details.

The Mounties said a staff member at L.A. Matheson Secondary School was taken to hospital with serious injuries and was in stable condition.

The lockdown was lifted by mid-morning after investigators completed a sweep for weapons.

Classes were cancelled and students were sent home for the rest of the day. 

Police say a 19-year-old man from Surrey was arrested in Vancouver at about 4 p.m. in connection with the incident at the school.

The Mounties said the man is in custody, but no charges have been laid.

The RCMP say they believe this was a targeted incident and the suspect is not a student or former student at the school.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 13, 2020

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