TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - St. Michael's College School has received a bomb threat. The entire student body and faculty were immediately evacuated from school premises.
Administrators from St. Michael's College School are unable to attend the media briefing at this time regarding the charges laid by the Toronto Police Force.
We fully support the decision of the Toronto Police Service to arrest six of our expelled students. We believe charges are absolutely appropriate in these circumstances. We will continue to work in full cooperation with the police as they continue their investigation and we are at their disposal. We are urging our students and our parent community to be as open as possible through the investigation. It is in everyone's best interest that we understand the entirety of this situation and that all necessary action, discipline, and change can happen.
The incidents of sexualized assault that happened to our students and on our school grounds are simply horrific. They are completely offensive to everything we strive to teach the young men who attend St. Michael's College School.
Our students are heart broken. Our faculty and staff are heart broken. Our community is heart broken. Our hearts ache for the victims.
We have a responsibility to keep our students safe. But our best efforts failed. We must do better. These incidents are clearly indicative that we have a problem. We need to improve our culture and our students' ability to talk to us.
Our primary attention has and will always be the safety and care of our students. Principal Greg Reeves will have media availability later this afternoon.
SOURCE St. Michael's College School