Indecent act near school in Colwood sparks conversation about safety

West Shore RCMP arrested young man on Thursday evening

Reports of a man touching himself inappropriately in a parked car near a Colwood elementary school sparked frenzied attention last week on social media.

West Shore RCMP confirmed they arrested a male in his late teens that same evening (June 2) based on information about an indecent act. However, the local detachment noted the incident occurred after school hours and took place outside of school grounds.

Lindsay Vogan, Sooke School District spokesperson, said the District is in contact with the RCMP regarding the incident and it was not believed to be related to the school.

“Either way when anything like this happens, we always take the time to remind students again about safety,” she said.

A letter was sent home to parents and guardians of Wishart elementary students on Friday letting them know about the incident and suggesting they have a conversation again with their children about safety.

“Our recess and lunchtime supervision will continue to be vigilant as per usual,” Vogan added.

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