Whitehorse RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) continues its investigation into the allegations of the use of holds and isolation spaces at Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse.
Police received reports of these allegations in November 2021. The investigation was assigned to the Whitehorse RCMP GIS. At this point in the investigation, the assigned officers have interviewed or spoken with approximately 200 students, former students, parents, teachers, retired teachers, school support staff and board of education employees. Hundreds of pages of reports and other supporting documents have been examined.
Since the last update was shared in January 2023, a number of new witnesses have reached out, which has lengthened the estimated timeline for this file. This investigation is being resourced accordingly, and remains a priority for Yukon RCMP while balancing the needs of other emergent investigations.
Investigators request that any teachers, staff, or parents who have information about these allegations, and have not previously spoken to police, contact Whitehorse RCMP GIS at 867-667-5551.
The Jack Hulland Elementary School community was updated by means of a letter distributed through the school's communication channels on Monday, May 1, 2023. Some witnesses are no longer associated to the school. Victim Services, which has been engaged from the start of the investigation, has been updated to contact and follow up with witnesses who will not be updated through the school's communication channels.
Updated May 4 2023 to clarify language