TDSB to review school stabbing incident

Toronto District School Board is set to launch independent investigation on stabbing death of Hamid Aminzada

The Toronto District School Board is launching an independent investigation on last month’s stabbing death of Hamid Aminzada, student at North Albion Collegiate Institute.

TDSB Director of Education, Donna Quan, announced that the school board is currently reviewing the circumstances that led to the stabbing in a press release Monday.

Haminzada, 19, received fatal stab wounds when he tried to break up a confrontation between two students in the school hallway, police say.

The TDSB has established a committee to conduct the review. The panel includes former Toronto Police Deputy Chief Kim Derry, marketing firm CEO Sharifa Khan and Karen Forbes, former TDSB Executive Superintendent of Education.

Quan says the review will help the TDSB understand the circumstances surrounding Aminzada’s death, which will help “create safe and caring school environments” in school communities.

Police charged a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, in connection with the incident.

The TDSB expects the team to present an interim report on Nov. 26, with a final report expected for March 2015.