4 students arrested in New Westminster after alleged assault at high school

Sep 12 2019, 2:31 pm

Four high school students were arrested following an alleged assault at New Westminster Secondary School this week.

According to police, officers responded to reports of an incident involving four students in an upper-level walkway at the school around 10:45 am on Wednesday.

During the incident, one student was allegedly assaulted by three other students during the  “escalation” of a previous argument.

In response, the New Westminster Police Child and Youth Resource Officers arrested four students and “continue to work with school and district administration to determine the facts of the incident,” police said.

NWPD Sgt. Jeff Scott stressed the incident was an isolated one between “specific” students.

“No one was seriously injured,” he furthered. “There is no risk to any other students at the school.”

New Westminster Secondary School “does not condone any fighting, bullying or harassment of others either on or off school property,” a police statement said. “The school and district are working in collaboration with the New Westminster Police Department to review the incident to prevent such events from happening in future.”

In the meantime, police said school and district teams are providing students, staff and any families that were affected by this incident with ongoing support.

The investigation continues.