Police investigating incident at NRHS

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ALMA – Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday in the parking lot of Northumberland Regional High School.  

CCRSB Communications Manager Debbie Buott-Matheson confirmed that disciplinary action had been taken for some of the students involved.

“We always take disciplinary action very seriously, and always try to implement a progressive system of discipline when possible,” said Buott-Matheson.

She could not reveal what had taken place nor could she describe the disciplinary action taken due to confidentiality reasons.

According to a Facebook post, the incident was described as an act of bullying involving several students. It later indicated that the school requested the same Facebook post be removed.

“My understanding is some communication did go out via social media and that that particular communication was having a negative impact,” said Buott-Matheson. “A request was made to remove the status, to help deescalate the situation.”

To her knowledge, there were no injuries or property damage, though the school is investigating the matter.

“There’s always a level of investigation, that’s a principal’s job,” said Buott-Matheson. “It takes as long as it takes, which could be hours or weeks.”

Sgt. Kevin Dunlevy confirmed that the Pictou County RCMP is investigating the incident.

Organizations: CCRSB Communications, Pictou County RCMP

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  • westvilleresident
    January 14, 2014 - 17:42

    If the school isn't coving it up why was the Facebook post removed? I read it yesterday and the only negative thing in it was how poorly the school handled it. Shame on all of you after all the outcry over the last year. Practice what u preach hypocrites!