For immediate release

November 15, 2023

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FOX LAKE CREE NATION, TREATY FIVE TERRITORY – Parents of a 12-year-old girl are calling for the removal of a high ranking school official after an incident last week.

On November 8th a school official approached three young girls in the bathroom and accused them of vaping.

The students were sent to the office and asked to empty their pockets and take off their boots. When the search came up empty, two of the students were released and one was told to stay.

The 12-year-old, female was then ordered to pull down their pants. The child refused and was told to once again to “pull down their pants:” to which the student then complied.

The student was then released, and parents learned about the incident later that day.

Attempts to speak with the school and Frontier School division were shut down after they refused to remove the official while the investigation was ongoing.

The students are not comfortable attending school and the RCMP have also been contacted.

A petition circulating is requesting that community members join the family at a peaceful protest:


LOCATION: In front of Gillam School


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Jessiena Lavallee