Sat, 6 May, 2023
Following the tragic loss of a Grade 6 student and the student's mother on Friday outside Crawford Plains School, the Divison will be offering supports to students and staff who are grieving.
The Division’s Critical Incident Support Services (CISS) team will be available at Crawford Plains School on Monday morning when classes resume. The team is made up of trained professionals who provide counseling and support in tragic and difficult circumstances.
Edmonton Public School Board Chair Trisha Estabrooks and Superintendent Darrel Robertson expressed their condolences to the Crawford Plains School community and to the family and friends affected by the loss:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences and thoughts to the Crawford Plains School community and all those grieving as we grapple with the loss of a student and the student’s mother after yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy. I know the community will come together with care and kindness, supporting one another during the difficult days ahead.
—Board Chair Trisha Estabrooks
Today, we grieve with the Crawford Plains School community after the tragic loss of a mother and an Edmonton Public Schools Grade 6 student in an incomprehensible act of violence that took place yesterday. In the coming days and weeks ahead, we are committed to ensuring students and staff at the school have supports in place as they work through their grief. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends.
—Superintendent Darrel Robertson