A stabbing near Cowichan Secondary School Tuesday afternoon did not involve students from the school, principal Charlie Coleman said. (Citizen file)

A stabbing near Cowichan Secondary School Tuesday afternoon did not involve students from the school, principal Charlie Coleman said. (Citizen file)

Stabbing near Duncan high school sparks concerns

Principal Charlie Coleman took to Facebook Tuesday to allay concerns.

Cowichan Secondary students were not involved in a reported stabbing near the school on Tuesday afternoon, according to the school’s principal.

Principal Charlie Coleman took to Facebook Tuesday to allay concerns.

“The RCMP have two suspects involved in the incident. Again, this had nothing to do with our school, and did not involve our students. RCMP do not believe their [sic] is any safety concern for our school,” he wrote after a concerned parent said he was picking his child up as the child no longer felt safe at school.

The school was not put on lockdown in connection with incident which happened about a block away on James Street and the Trans Canada Highway

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment said they had no officers immediately available to speak on the matter.