Statement from Algoma District School Board Director of Education Lucia Reece:
“The Algoma District School Board community continues to feel the immense impact of the tragic events which took place in the city of Sault Ste. Marie earlier this week, resulting in the loss of three students.
At this time, and over the next few days and weeks, we urge everyone to respect the privacy and grieving process of the families, the school communities that were impacted, and Sault Ste. Marie as a whole.
We are working to support all our students and staff, knowing that grief is unique to everyone. Members of the Algoma District School Board’s traumatic events response team have been on-site at impacted schools and will remain on site to support teachers with assisting students in the best way possible, with helping students who may need additional levels of support, and with managing their own self-care.
We have also provided families with a resource related to talking to children about a tragic event, which may be helpful for families wishing to do so.
Please remember that this is an active police investigation, and as such, we encourage community members to rely on the Sault Ste. Marie Police for accurate information.
Our hearts continue to go out to all family, friends, students and staff who have been
affected by this loss.”