RCMP Concludes Jack Hulland Elementary School Criminal Investigation says no criminal charges will be laid

Jack Holland Elementary School Whitehorse. (Photo from Yukon schools)

The investigation which has been ongoing for about 3 years heard from over 150 witnesses

The investigation into the allegations related to use of holds and isolation spaces at Jack Hulland Elementary School has been concluded. 

On Friday, November 19, 2021, at approximately 1:00pm, Whitehorse RCMP was made aware of the use of holds and isolation spaces as a disciplinary measure on students at Jack Hulland Elementary School. As a result, the Whitehorse RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) led the police investigation in partnership with Yukon Family and Children's Services (FCS). 

The investigation which has been ongoing for about 3 years heard from over 150 witnesses, and reviewed many hundreds of documents from Jack Hulland Elementary School and the Department of Education.

In a media publication Wednesday, the RCMP said no criminal charges will be laid in this matter as it has concluded on the entirety of the evidence that was collected. 

The release further said that Jack Hulland Elementary School community has been updated by means of a letter distributed through the school's communication channels. The RCMP said due to other ongoing judicial processes, no further commentary will be provided in relation to this case.  

Jack Hulland Elementary School recently came on the news radar as an employee faces allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards students. 
On June 6, Jack Hulland Elementary School’s principal sent an email to families concerning this allegation. 
The allegation made in May, followed the immediate removal of the staff and got the RCMP involved. 
 

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