DPD make arrest over alleged student assault

A South Delta Secondary student has been released from police custody, but could face potential charges following an arrest on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Delta police, a school liaison officer was at SDSS on Sept. 18 during school hours, when he was made aware of an allegation of an assault that had occurred that same day.

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The alleged assault occurred between two students who attend the school.

“An investigation commenced immediately,” said DPD spokesperson Cris Leykauf. “A student was arrested in relation to this matter on Sept. 18. Delta Police anticipate forwarding charges in relation to this matter to Crown Counsel for their consideration.”

Leykauf said the student has been released from custody on a number of conditions, including staying away from SDSS. Delta Police Victim Services is being offered to the student and the student’s family.

Of note, as the suspect in this matter is a youth, should charges be approved the student’s name will not be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act,” added Leykauf.

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