École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
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Letter to Handsworth Families | April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

Handsworth_Logo_04182018.jpgDear Handsworth Families:

I wanted to share some information about a rumour that has been circulating within the Handsworth school community regarding a school shooting. We have determined the source and have information from the students involved confirming that the rumours are unfounded. Social media has not helped us discourage the spread of misinformation.

The RCMP have been notified of the details and the process we have followed. The RCMP has indicated the threat level is low. Our school liaison officer is scheduled to be on-site tomorrow on an unrelated matter.

In light of the recent Florida tragedy, and upcoming anniversary of the tragic Columbine school shooting, I want to acknowledge that you and your family may have questions and/or heightened anxiety. If you feel your child may require additional support please do not hesitate to contact the school or contact me directly at rsamra@sd44.ca.


Rupi Samra-Gynane, Principal

The Handsworth Community develops empowered, innovative, and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity.