Winnipeg police have identified the teen fatally stabbed outside of Kelvin High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Brett Bourne, 17, was one of three boys involved in an altercation at around 12:30 p.m. Police say Bourne — a former student — and a 16-year-old male student were involved, when a 17-year-old boy jumped in. He allegedly stabbed Bourne, causing critical injuries.
The school went into lockdown as a result of the incident.
“It does appear that there have been some ongoing relationship issues and that does appear to be one of the main reasons why things escalated to the extent that they did,” Const. Jason Michalyshen said.
He said he could not be more specific, but when asked if there had been a dispute over a girl, Michalyshen said it was “a possibility.”
The 17-year-old was identified and arrested. He has since been charged with second-degree murder.
Anyone with further information is asked to call (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).