19 year old charged with 1st-degree murder after teen stabbed in Leduc high school

A first-degree murder charge has been laid against a 19-year-old man after a teenage girl was stabbed to death at a Leduc high school Monday.

Police were called to Christ the King School shortly before 10 a.m.

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Police said the 17-year-old girl was stabbed in a classroom.

STARS Air Ambulance landed beside the school and airlifted the teenager to the University of Alberta Hospital in critical condition, but she died from her injuries.

The victim and the suspect knew each other, police said.

The suspect left the school after the stabbing but was arrested without incident at 12:20 p.m.

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On Tuesday, police announced Dylan Thomas Poutney, 19, is facing one count of first-degree murder.

He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in an Edmonton court on Tuesday.

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