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Drayton Valley Tragedy

Today, Wild Rose School Division was impacted by a terrible incident in the community of Drayton Valley that resulted in the death of one student and the critical injury of a second student.

“Our school is like a family and I know this hurts us all,” stated Drayton Valley Community Outreach School Principal, Kim Desmarais. “Together we will support each other as we grieve.”

“Words can’t do justice for how our school body is feeling right now,” stated Frank Maddock High School Principal, Shelly Cloke. “I know our school and community will support everyone and help each other get through this terrible time.”

One student was currently attending school at Frank Maddock High School and the other at Drayton Valley Community Outreach School. The WRSD crisis management team, Family Wellness workers and the Community School Resource Officer are in Drayton Valley providing supports for students and staff. The schools have set up an informal area where students can support each other throughout the day and have access to our family wellness supports.  If your child will not be at school, please call FMHS at 780-542-4401 or DVCOS at 780-548-1551.

“This is an awful tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, students, staff and communities impacted by this event,” stated Superintendent Brad Volkman. “We will be working with everyone involved to support and care for our communities at this time.”

For more information please contact Brad Volkman, Superintendent of Schools.

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