Incident at Victor Lauriston Public School, No Concern for Public Safety.
Chatham-Kent, Ontario – On October 16, 2023, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Chatham-Kent Police responded to a report an individual with a firearm was observed near Victor Lauriston Public School in Chatham.
Upon arrival, officers located three individuals in a backyard adjacent to the school. They were found to be in possession of pellet guns. The Chatham-Kent Police Service is actively investigating this matter to gather more information and determine the incident’s circumstances.
We understand the concern and alarm that incidents involving weapons can cause, especially in a school environment. We want to assure the public that there is no concern for their safety.
The pellet guns have been turned over to the police as part of the ongoing investigation. We appreciate the cooperation of all parties involved, including the school administration.
Thank you for your cooperation and support as we investigate this incident.
Sgt. Lynette Rosina #7228
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator/
Public Information Officer