Lakehurst Secondary School was a secondary school in the Scarborough area of Toronto, 17 minutes away from Degrassi Community School. Lakehurst first appeared in Season 6 of Degrassi: The Next Generation, as a rival school to Degrassi Community School. This ongoing rivalry ultimately reached its climax when Drake killed J.T. in Rock This Town. Lakehurst burned to the ground shortly after, and students were integrated into Degrassi.
Lakehurst Degrassi War
Lakehurst was a rival school of Degrassi Community School. This was an intense rivalry that began when a riot started in the Degrassi school's gym. After the riot, the two schools started a war that had many incidents in the 2006-2007 school year. This includes the death of Degrassi student J.T. Yorke. A student from Lakehurst crashed a party where most Degrassi and Degrassi alumni students were attending. After a brief altercation, Drake Lempkey stabbed and murdered J.T Yorke, which made the Degrassi students angrier than ever. Mostly because of this event, Degrassi students ruined a cheer competition for the Lakehurst cheer team and a riot occurred in the Degrassi halls. After this, the Lakehurst-Degrassi feud simmered down.
The school burned down during the 2006-2007 school year, forcing the remaining Lakehurst students to attend Degrassi.
- Damian Hayes (class president)
- Mia Jones (transferred to Degrassi Community School 3 months prior to Lakehurst burning down)
- Nora (vice-president)
- Johnny DiMarco
- Drake Lempkey (murdered J.T. Yorke and was arrested before the fire)
- Anya MacPherson
- Sav Bhandari
- Holly J. Sinclair
- Lucas Valieri
- Jane Vaughn
- Bruce the Moose
- Silent afro boy who hung out with Johnny, Bruce, and Lucas in season 7 and is seen hanging with just Johnny and Bruce after they become cool with Dave as he pats Dave on the shoulder in season 9 .
- Drake Lempkey was responsible for the death of Degrassi student J.T. Yorke. His friend, Johnny DiMarco, was an eyewitness.
- When Lakehurst burned down and all the kids attending the school transferred to Degrassi, it unsettled some of the Degrassi students because of J.T.'s death.
- Chris was arrested for shooting Spinner Mason in the shoulder and holding him and Holly J. Sinclair at gunpoint at The Dot.
- In the tenth season episode Purple Pills (1), Fiona showed Holly J. a list of schools that also held a Vegas Night, and Lakehurst was listed as "Lakehurst Secondary School".
- This was the second school in the Degrassi Franchise that has burned down. The first was Degrassi Junior High School.