A large portion of the Ruth King Elementary school grounds were cordoned off Thursday morning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

UPDATED: RCMP Serious Crimes Unit investigates aggravated assault on elementary school grounds in Langford

One person taken to hospital in serious condition

Investigators are on scene at Ruth King Elementary School in Langford.

The West Shore RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit is investigating a report of an aggravated assault according to Const. Nancy Saggar, media relations officer.

A large portion of the school grounds is cordoned off with police on scene.

Students are still being let into the school but have been asked to stay away from the taped off area.

Saggar said the incident took place Wednesday night on the elementary school grounds located on 2764 Jacklin Rd. in Langford.

ALSO READ: West Shore RCMP bust drug lab after fire caused by production of cannabis shatter

“This investigation is in the very early stages and many resources have been deployed to assist the investigators,” said Saggar, adding updates would be made available to the public as the investigation continues.

B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) confirmed a call was received for an incident at Ruth King Elementary School at 11:03 p.m. on June 26.

Two ground unit ambulances were dispatched and paramedics were on scene five minutes later at 11:08 p.m., according to Shannon Miller, communications officer with BCEHS.

Miller said police were notified of the incident and one patient was transported to hospital in serious condition.

Lindsay Vogan, communications manager for Sooke School District, noted the incident was not school related. She could not provide any further comment at this time.

More to come.

ALSO READ: Langford liquor store targeted by thieves twice in one night


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

A large portion of the Ruth King Elementary school grounds were cordoned off Thursday morning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Just Posted

First woman appointed rector at Esquimalt Anglican church since 1866 consecration

Gail Rodger is the 32nd rector at St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican parish

Saanich Recreation needs volunteers at Commonwealth Place

Welcome Ambassadors needed at Saanich Commonwealth Place to engage with, direct, and inform visitors

Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce honours former Sidney mayor Marie Rosko

Rosko received lifetime achievement award during 2019 Crystal Awards

Man seriously injured after fall from Johnson Street Bridge

Police say incident stands as public safety reminder

Sooke School District names new Royal Bay Secondary principal

Former vice-principal Mike Huck promoted to principal, effective Nov. 4

VIDEO: Explosion, fire sends woman running from Saanich home

Heavy smoke in the area, crews on scene

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

Most Read