The student from N.S. accused of attempted murder chooses to remain in prison

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Student from N.-É. accused of attempted murder chooses to stay in prison

Two staff members at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia were stabbed by a student on March 20, 2023.

The teenager accused of stabbing two staff at a suburban Halifax high school earlier this week chose to remain in jail.

The teenager, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, made a brief video appearance in Nova Scotia Youth Court on Thursday morning. He faces 11 counts, including two of attempted murder.

The appearance was supposed to be for a bail hearing, but his defense attorney Legal Aid advised the court that the 15-year-old is waiving his right to a hearing at this time.

He will return to court next month for the next steps in the legal process. His lawyer said the appearance will also be via video link from the correctional facility where he is being held.

Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia, closed Monday after a student was stabbed.

The teenager was arrested Monday morning, minutes after officers received a call that there was an armed person at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford.

Two school staff and the teenager himself were injured. When the teenager made his first court appearance on Tuesday, he had a large bandage on his throat.

Things are slowly getting back to normal at school . In a note sent to parents on Wednesday evening, principal Stephanie Bird said the two injured staff members were discharged from hospital.

Classes resumed Wednesday after- noon and a full day of classes was scheduled for Thursday. The Halifax Regional Education Center has also made additional counselors available to school staff and students.

With information from < /em>Blair Rhodes from CBC

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