Ecole Joe Clark School Incident

RCMP in High River are investigating after a dog injured an École Joe Clark School student on a pathway behind the school this week.  We understand and respect that this event has caused some concern and questions.  We want to assure you that our students are safe and supported. 

We appreciate the level of trust that is required in sending your children to our care and we want you to know that as educators and parents ourselves, we take that responsibility very seriously.  We would like to thank the community for their trust as we worked together with law enforcement to ensure our schools are safe, caring, and welcoming spaces.

All École Joe Clark School students were assembled today and provided instruction on safe school yard play.  We reminded students of the playground boundaries and to seek out supervisors wearing a yellow vest if they experience any issues.  We also took this opportunity to remind students to not approach unknown animals.  We ask that you reinforce these important messages again at home this weekend.

We will communicate meaningful information with families whenever we can without hindering ongoing police operations or compromising privacy legislation. We ask for your understanding and patience as we strive to respect the confidentiality of those involved as well as the integrity of the investigation.

Only by working as a school community in partnership with students, parents and law enforcement can we create and maintain the level of safety that we want for our children.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the RCMP at 403-938-4202. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.tipsubmit.com.