St. Edmund Campion Secondary School

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St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
275 Brisdale Drive
Brampton, Ontario, L7A 3C7

St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School is a high school in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

The school opened on September 2, 2003 with 250 grade 9 students in Mississauga whilst the Brampton building was under construction. The Mississauga building was shared by grade 9 students from St. Marcellinus, and John Cabot Secondary Schools. In its second year, there were grade 9 and 10 classes, and the building was shared with students from Metropolitan Andrei elementary school. The school moved to its present building in Brampton in 2005, with 1,300 students in grades 9, 10, and 11, and a grade 12 class from 2006.[citation needed]

In August 2009, the school principal Kevin McGuire removed the book To Kill a Mockingbird from the grade 10 curriculum due to a complaint received from a parent who expressed concern about the language in the book. It was returned to the grade 10 curriculum in 2011.[1]

Neville Mant took over as school principal in 2010/2011 after McGuire's retirement in June 2010.[citation needed]

The Regional Advanced Placement (AP) Program at St. Edmund Campion provides an enriched classroom setting for highly motivated students in the areas of English, Math, and French. History and Science will be added in grade 10. The program begins in Grade 9 with pre-AP classes in which students study both the Ontario and the AP curriculum. This allows students to continue AP classes in Grades 11 and 12 that prepare students to write AP exams for advanced placement or credit in university. All strong academic students are encouraged to apply.[citation needed]

According to The Fraser Institute's annual rankings of Ontario secondary schools, St. Edmund Campion was named among the 20 fastest-improving Ontario secondary schools in 2012.[citation needed]

On May 25, 2009 St Edmund Campion was on lockdown following a shooting near a community centre 5 minutes away from St Edmund Campion by foot. A male victim has been rushed to hospital and is in stable condition. Police say "hold and secure" implies students must stay in the classroom but they can go about their normal functions in class. Whereas, a lockdown means students must stay on the classroom floor under desks. [2]

A 19-year-old former St Edmund Campion student died on February 15, 2013, five days after being shot in a chaotic incident that saw three other men wounded by gunfire near a nightclub on CNE grounds. Three men are charged in connection with his killing, which cops say began with a brawl in a parking lot across the street from Muzik Night Club. "It is alleged that a large group of men engaged in a fight in the parking lot," police said. "One of the men was armed with a gun and fired several shots."[3]

A teenager was stabbed at St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School on October 31, 2014. The school was placed in lock down shortly after the 12:30 p.m. incident. Police took one suspect, a 17-year-old student from St. Edmund Campion, into custody.[4] Police say a 17-year-old boy, who also attends the school, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. He has since been released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to be in court next month[when?] in Brampton.[5][needs update] The St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School student was recovering in hospital in stable condition after being stabbed twice at the school on the Friday afternoon. Peel Region Paramedics say the 16-year-old boy sustained two stab wounds and was taken to hospital with "moderate, non-life threatening" injuries.[5]

On November 28, 2014 one student was stabbed in the torso and another received injuries to his arm after an altercation involving a knife at St. Edmund Campion Secondary School in Brampton Friday afternoon, according to Peel paramedics. Peel Regional Police had reports of only one student injured, but confirmed that the victim was stabbed with a knife following a fight involving several students in front of the school.[6]

In 2017, the school's vice-principal faced impaired driving, drug charges. Police won't release what type of drugs they allegedly found or the quantity, citing they are "evidentiary" in nature. His status is that he's been suspended with pay. A Grade 10 student, who did not want his name used, says the news "didn't surprise" him. He described his school as a place where "stuff goes down on the regular like that." “You smell [weed] in the hallway all the time, you smell it on kids all the time," he said.[7]

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  1. ^ The Star
  2. ^ "Brampton school lockdowns lifted after shooting". 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  3. ^ Doucette, Chris (2013-02-15). "Brampton man fatally shot in fight on CNE grounds was 'a sweetheart' | Toronto &". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Teen stabbed at Brampton school - CityNews". 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  5. ^ a b "Updated: Student charged after stabbing at St. Edmund Campion school". 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  6. ^ Sam Colbert (2014-11-28). "Two students stabbed at Brampton high school | Toronto Star". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  7. ^ Yuen, Jenny. "St. Edmund Campion vice-principal faces impaired driving, drug charges | Toronto". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  8. ^ "Cyle Larin Bio :: University of Connecticut Huskies Official Athletic Site :: Men's Soccer". Uconnhuskies.Com. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 

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