Release Date: November 9th, 2020 - 11:11am
Originator: D/Sergeant, Ellie Bale, 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4777 ext. 2415
Contact: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4899
Shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service received a call from an individual who reported that while walking their dog that morning, they had located a pink skipping rope tied into the shape of a noose, hanging from a tree on the grounds of Ethel Gardiner Public School in Georgetown. The complainant indicated that they removed the skipping rope from the tree and threw it in the garbage, and did not take any photos of the skipping rope before disposing of it.
The complainant also indicated that they had seen the skipping rope laying around school property for at least a week prior to locating it in the tree.
Officers attended the scene and did not locate any associated items or hate speech written or posted on the grounds of the school or in the area.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. If anyone has any relevant information, please contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2415 or ext. 2416. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.