Message from the Principal

Dear families of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational Institute (KCI),

I want to address a serious situation involving our school. As you may have heard in the media, some area schools have reported threatening messages found on school property, and unfortunately this has also impacted our school.

Today, our staff were made aware of graffiti found on school property that was threatening in nature. The message read, “School Shooting”. This threat was immediately reported to the Waterloo Regional Police Service who are currently investigating to determine the author of the message. There was no evidence found to support that this threat is credible and the school day continued uninterrupted. School classes, including the Literacy Test scheduled for Tuesday April 10th, will continue as normal.

We want to echo the statements from our board that it is unacceptable to make threats, written or verbal, towards anyone. No matter the intention, threats of violence raise unnecessary fear in our school and community. Our students have the right to learn in a safe environment without fear. We take any threat of violence seriously and the authors need to understand that they will be held accountable.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 4421 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Every precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff and we are working closely with our partners at Waterloo Regional Police Service. Please feel free to call the KCI Administration at 519-745-6851 with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Cathy Vollmer-Ashley, Principal

 

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