Statement from the Durham District School Board
The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to the Durham District School Board and it is a commitment we take very seriously. Dunbarton High School has experienced a difficult week and students and staff are beginning the process of healing and recovery.
On February 25, 2016 a member of our educational assistant staff made some allegations in the news media about alleged incidents of bullying at the school. The allegations made are completely without merit.
The school has thoroughly investigated these allegations and believes they relate to a single incident between two students that was reported to the school administration and in keeping with safe schools protocol, they were investigated, clarified and dealt with. Any new information will be investigated in keeping with safe schools protocol.
The DDSB encourages students and staff to report any concerns to their school administration.
Out of respect for the students and staff involved and their confidentiality, we will not be commenting further except to say that the inference that there were multiple incidents and that students and staff should fear future incidents is patently false.