Vancouver high school students disciplined after 'inappropriate' list circulates online

Mar 8 2019, 7:27 pm

Calling it a “serious breach” of the school’s code of conduct, officials at Eric Hamber Secondary school said they are investigating after a list of members of the school community, containing “inappropriate content,” was circulated.

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Officials said they first learned about the list this week, and that a letter has been sent to all parents “indicating that every step is being taken” to address the matter.

The content in question was reportedly a “bullying list,” but the Vancouver School Board (VSB) did not confirm if this was the case.

However, in a statement to Daily Hive, the VSB said “further investigation continues” and parents have been asked to contact the school if their child has any additional information that would be helpful in that regard.

“School and District staff fully appreciate students may experience a wide range of emotions and reactions to this type of incident,” said the VSB. “Parents are encouraged to contact the school if they are concerned about their child to discuss how best to provide support to that student.”

The VSB added that school staff will directly follow up with impacted members of the school community so collectively students, their families and staff can move forward in a positive way.

“We are committed a safe, inclusive, equitable and welcoming learning and working environment for all members of school communities,” they added. “As the matter is further assessed, appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken in addition to ensuring students and staff receive the supports they need.”