Statement from Mayor Bob Young on incident at Christ The King School

Monday, March 15, 2021

“On behalf of Leduc City Council and administration, I express our heartfelt condolences to the family of the student who suffered a violent attack at Christ the King School this morning, and has since succumbed to her injuries. We send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this morning’s tragic incident, including students and staff at the school, as well as their families, and our local police and firefighters/paramedics who worked so hard from the moment they arrived on-scene.

Leduc is a safe and caring community, and we are deeply dismayed to hear that this disturbing act of violence has taken place in our city. We know that these traumatic incidents can have a significant effect on students, staff and families, and we offer our ongoing support to all those involved. I would encourage anyone who needs help to deal with the aftermath of this incident to reach out to Leduc Family and Community Support Services at 780-980-7109, or Leduc & District Victim Services at 780-980-7232.

I would also like to take this opportunity to commend Leduc RCMP, STAR Catholic School Division and Black Gold School Division, and City of Leduc firefighter/paramedics for their prompt and effective response to this devastating event, and for their diligence in keeping our students and community safe. We are grateful to the RCMP for their decisive leadership at this difficult time, and will continue to provide our full cooperation and support to this investigation.”

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Natalie Hillier, Lead, Communications