Austin deBussac was in Grade 8 when his schoolmate pulled out a knife and showed it to him. Then things escalated. Austin says the student put him in a chokehold and wielded the weapon in a terrifying way.

“He held the knife to my throat.”

Some may assume this type of thing is an isolated incident. But a Mission Research survey commissioned by CBC News of more than 4,000 young people across Canada suggests it’s more common than you might think.

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