Man charged for harassment and mischief related to incident at Whitehorse Elementary School

October 27, 2017
Whitehorse, Yukon

News release

Around 2:45 p.m. on October 24th, 2017, Whitehorse RCMP responded to a complaint at Whitehorse Elementary School where a suspicious male was seen using an electronic device to take what witnesses believed to be videos of the school, its employees and students.

Police spoke with the man and he left the area without incident.

Upon further investigation, new information was learned by officers regarding an incident that occurred on October 14th at the same location.

Just before 5:00 p.m. on October 25th, Whitehorse RCMP located and arrested the man in downtown Whitehorse.

David Nesbitt, 52 years old, appeared in Whitehorse Territorial Court on October 26th to face charges for harassment and mischief related to the October 14th incident at Whitehorse Elementary School.

Mr. Nesbitt was released on a number of conditions, including staying 50 metres away from Whitehorse Elementary School, not attending any school grounds, parks, playgrounds or pools in the territory and not possessing a cell phone or any other devices capable of making recordings.

His next court appearance is scheduled for November 8th at 9:30 a.m.

The RCMP worked closely with the Department of Education and staff at Whitehorse Elementary on this matter. Community safety remains a priority.

As always, if you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please report it to Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555.


Contact information

Yukon RCMP Media Relations

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