A Langley teen was stabbed and a Surrey boy is facing charges after a brawl started over a stolen bong on Oct. 11.
The police first became aware that something was up around 8 p.m. when residents around James Kennedy Elementary called to report a large group of teenagers was gathering on the school property.
When police arrived to check it out, the group scattered, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Once police left, the group apparently gathered again. This time, a fight broke out between two of the participants.
As far as police could reconstruct events, a 16-year-old from Surrey and an 18-year-old from Langley argued over a bong which had been stolen more than a week previously.
Marks said the 16-year-old then allegedly brandished a knife. The 18-year-old tackled the younger boy and punched him in the head, and was in turn stabbed in the back.
Once the group realized what had happened, they began chasing the boy with the knife.
Alerted to the fight, police arrived again and arrested the Surrey boy.
The Langley teen was not seriously injured.
The Surrey boy has been released to appear in court later, and police are recommending a charge of assault with a weapon.
Alcohol is believed to have been involved in the incident, Marks said.
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