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Drayton Valley Tragedy

December 21

Today, Wild Rose School Division was impacted by a terrible incident in the community of Drayton Valley that resulted in the death of one student and the critical injury of a second student.

“Our school is like a family and I know this hurts us all,” stated Drayton Valley Community Outreach School Principal, Kim Desmarais. “Together we will support each other as we grieve.”

“Words can’t do justice for how our school body is feeling right now,” stated Frank Maddock High School Principal, Shelly Cloke. “I know our school and community will support everyone and help each other get through this terrible time.”

One student was currently attending school at Frank Maddock High School and the other at Drayton Valley Community Outreach School. The WRSD crisis management team, Family Wellness workers and the Community School Resource Officer are in Drayton Valley providing supports for students and staff. The schools have set up an informal area where students can support each other throughout the day and have access to our family wellness supports.  If your child will not be at school, please call FMHS at 780-542-4401 or DVCOS at 780-548-1551.

“This is an awful tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, students, staff and communities impacted by this event,” stated Superintendent Brad Volkman. “We will be working with everyone involved to support and care for our communities at this time.”

For more information please contact Brad Volkman, Superintendent of Schools.

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Shayla said on December 21, 2017

I’m upset about all that’s happened. I didn’t really know shaina but she was pretty,nice, and was amazing. Today I cheered up some teary-eyed friends and I’m wishing the best for her family

Beverly Hart said on December 21, 2017

Condolences and heartfelt thoughts to family and friends and community .... it takes a community to raise a child .... to lose one is indeed a tragedy ... grief an affliction best dealt with in numbers and loving memories.. so very sorry for my hometown loss ..

Karlene and Steve said on December 21, 2017

Our condolences to the families and friends. We did not know Shaina personally but have family that did. Sending you strength to get through this devastation. Prayers and love!

Kaleyha Samu said on December 21, 2017

Shaina was an amazing person from being a bright eyed and friendly person to being a amazing rugby player on our team for two years. I knew shaina personally because of rugby and she was amazingly beautiful and was fabulous at it. I’m sending my condolences for her family and other friends but just know she will never be forgotten and we will play on in her memory forever.

Penny Cormier said on December 22, 2017

My heart goes out to both families at this tragic time. Know that you are in everyone’s thought and prayers