We want to make our parents aware of an incident that occurred near Raymond Junior High School earlier today, Monday, March 29, 2021, during the lunch break.
A female RJHS student was approached near the Raymond arena by a suspicious unknown individual who attempted to grab ahold of her backpack. She managed to break free and run towards the school. We are relieved to report that the student is safe with her family.
Upon learning of this incident, the school administration immediately notified law enforcement in accordance with Westwind School Division protocol. According to the RCMP, at present, we do not have a description of the suspect, and the investigation is ongoing.
The RCMP has recommended that parents make efforts to pick up their children from school today and avoid having their students walk home unsupervised. Please contact the school office if you are unable to pick up your student or have made alternate arrangements.
We want you as parents to know we take this incident very seriously and have taken all necessary precautions to protect students throughout the remainder of the school day. Our administrators will be happy to speak with you if you have any questions or concerns.