On April 29, 2019, officers of the LaSalle Police Service received information of a potential threat involving Sandwich Secondary School over social media. The LaSalle Police Service acted immediately and in so doing, dealt with an individual and concluded the matter ensuring the safety of the students and faculty at the school and surrounding residents. As a result of social media, the narrative of the original post changed substantially until speculation became “fact” among the followers. LaSalle Police take these matters seriously and the safety and security of all of our citizens is of paramount concern. If the LaSalle Police or the School Board had continued concern for anyone’s safety this information would have been shared immediately and on an ongoing basis until the matter was resolved.
The LaSalle Police Service continues to have a positive relationship with the community and all stake-holders. The LaSalle Police Service and the Greater Essex County District School Board will continue to work in partnership ensuring a safe environment for students to learn.
If anyone has any further information, you may call Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477 or the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210