Are teens getting more violent? Tue, September 16, 2008
OSHAWA, Ont. -- A Grade 11 student slain outside his school Tuesday was remembered as a friendly athlete whose only enemy was the young man accused of killing him.
It was about 2:15 p.m. when what police called "an ongoing dispute" between two students came to a head at a bus stop across the street from Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School at Stevenson and Rossland Rds.
While police said it wasn't clear whether one of the two students involved instigated the fight that broke out, witness Samantha Passero said the dispute was "mutual."
It wasn't long before 16-year-old Michael "Biggie" MacDonald Jr. collapsed with stab wounds near the bus stop. He died in hospital before his parents had a chance to say goodbye.
An 18-year-old classmate was arrested nearby "within minutes," Durham Regional Police spokesman Dave Selby said.