“I am heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss of one of our high school students today, in a violent attack on school grounds. Alberta’s school system grieves with this student’s family and our thoughts and prayers remain with them today.

“St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division will have additional mental health supports available on site for students and staff.

“Any youth, family member, friend or school staff needing to talk to somebody can contact the Mental Health Helpline 24-7 at 1-877-303-2642. Students can also reach out to the Kids Help Phone any time by texting CONNECT to 686868.”