UPDATE: Police responding to serious incident at L.A. Matheson Secondary


2020-03-13 13:47 PDT

File # 2020-38618

Surrey RCMP is continuing the investigation of a serious incident at L.A. Matheson Secondary School which occurred this morning, March 13, 2020, at approximately 8:25 am (See previous release: March 13, 2020).

Following an assault with a weapon, L.A. Matheson school was locked down earlier today, as the Surrey RCMP and Emergency Response Team completed a security sweep. The lockdown was lifted and students have been released. Classes have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

The school employee that was injured in this incident is currently in the hospital in stable condition.

Police believe that this incident involved a single suspect and they are currently working on obtaining all available descriptions of that person. Further information on the suspect will be released following the completion of critical witness interviews.

At this time the suspect has not been identified by police and the motivation for this assault has not been determined.

The suspect was seen leaving the school grounds in a dark grey Kia sedan. Anyone who may have witnessed the vehicle leaving, or may have CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Released by

Cst. Richard Wright

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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