Dispute between students escalates to stabbing at Emily Carr University

stabbing at Emily Carr

Stabbing at Emily Carr

VANCOUVER – Vancouver police say a 24-year-old student has been arrested after a stabbing at Emily Carr University of Art and Design left a student with facial injuries.

Sgt. Randy Fincham says the student surrendered to police Thursday morning, a day after another student was stabbed at the university in the city’s False Creek district.

Fincham said the victim and suspect know each other.

Classes were cancelled Thursday after the dispute between the two students led to violence.

Officials at the university said the injuries to the student are minor and that he is recovering.

They said there have been no incidents of violence on the campus in recent history and that classes were cancelled “in order to deal with this situation in a systematic way.”

Emily Carr University said the school strives to “provide a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff.”

Classes and exams will resume on Friday.

The university website says there were 2,002 full-time students in graduate and undergraduate programs at the school in the 2014-15 academic year and 1,273 full- and part-time students in certificate and continuing studies programs.

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