Dear Courtland Families,

I want to make you aware of a situation that happened in our community today before school started. A student reported that she was approached by a man on her way to school. The man reportedly grabbed the student and tried to take her school bag and phone. The student was able to get away and was briefly followed by the man until she reached school property.

School staff immediately reported the incident to the police. The man in question was described as a large, bald white man. If you have any information please call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

We would like to stress that all students are safe and we are proud of the student who notified staff and for seeking the appropriate help. We encourage you to remind your child(ren) to not speak with strangers and to report anything or anyone that seems suspicious.

We always take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our students and staff, and are working with police. As always, please call me at the school at 519-578-4690 if you have any questions or concerns.


Dudley Brown