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News: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Incident at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

We are deeply saddened by the incident at Abbotsford Senior Secondary school today. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of both students. We are a very caring community and when one of us hurts, we all do. Student safety is our first priority at the District. School staff and Abbotsford Police Department are in full cooperation for the ongoing police investigation.

The District has enacted its critical incident response protocol. Teams have been deployed to provide support to Abbotsford Senior Secondary students and staff, as well as other affected schools.

The Abbotsford Police Department has closed Abbotsford Senior Secondary school until further notice, to maintain the integrity of their active investigation.

While there will be no regular instruction in place at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, a site will be set up in the gym at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church (33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, BC) across the street after 9:00 am for people to access support and information.

For additional information, please see the Abbotsford Police Department’s official news release.

We appreciate your patience as we work with the police in dealing with this situation. Should you have further questions, please contact the school district via

Dr. Angus MacKay
Acting Superintendent
Abbotsford School District

Kayla Stuckart
Manager, Communications
t: 604.859.4891 ext 1206

Media Contact:

Kayla Stuckart, Manager of Communications
Phone: (604) 859 – 4891 ext. 1206