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Student online activity sparks investigation

By Dale Woodard on March 31, 2021.

The Lethbridge School Division is looking into some online interactions last weekend between its students and is working with the Lethbridge Police Service in the investigation.
“Lethbridge School Division has been made aware of several hurtful online interactions between Division students which took place on the weekend, outside of the school environment,” said the division in a statement.
The statement said the schools, along with members of the Lethbridge Police Service School Resource Officer team, are investigating.
“Lethbridge School Division supports every one of our students and strives to ensure all can learn and work in schools that promote equality of opportunity, dignity and respect. This incident demonstrates that we continue to have work to do in our schools and community to overcome racism,” said the statement. “We need to dig deeper than the one incident and ask ourselves what we can learn from this, and more importantly, what we can do. Beyond taking appropriate action with the incident, we need to listen, understand and hear the profound hurt and anger that racism causes. Lethbridge School Division wants to be part of positive change.
We will begin by listening to the voices of students and hearing their stories. Our high schools plan to facilitate discussions that will illuminate the ongoing issues that present in our schools related to racism. It is our desire to move our collective school communities to places that do, indeed, embrace dignity and respect.”
In a separate statement, the Lethbridge Police Service said they are aware of a number of concerning online interactions between students within the Lethbridge School Division.
“Our School Resource Officers are working with the school division to provide support and assistance as required.”

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