Student assaulted at SD61 middle school, police investigating

Student assaulted at SD61 middle school, police investigating
Greater Victoria School District
Undated file photo of Lansdowne Middle School.

The Greater Victoria School District (SD61) has confirmed that one student was assaulted at a middle school Tuesday morning.

The incident took place at the north campus of Lansdowne Middle School while students were on nutrition break, or recess.

“An individual came on to school grounds and assaulted a student. Since then, the student has been cared for and parents were notified,” the school district told CHEK News in an email.

The student’s injuries were minor and treated with ice, the statement said.

Police are investigating.

A spokesperson for the district says they can’t share whether the person was associated with the school as police are investigating.

Saanich Police confirmed officers are investigating an incident but did not have any further information to share.

In an email to parents, the school’s principal said support is available for students who may have witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken with a staff member.

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