Vancouver Police say they’ve found no evidence that a girl was lured off elementary school property

Sexsmith Elementary School.
Photo by Sukhwant Singh Dhillon

VANCOUVER Police investigators announced on Friday that they have found no evidence to-date to corroborate a claim that a six-year-old girl was lured off of Sexsmith Elementary School property in early December.

A team of detectives from the VPD’s Sex Crimes Unit and Youth Services Section have investigated tips from the public, interviewed staff and students, canvassed neighbourhoods, and obtained and reviewed numerous pieces of video footage, and have been unable to corroborate the information initially provided to police.

“We feel this is an important update for parents, staff, students and the broader community to be aware of,” said Sgt. Jason Robillard. “Investigating any allegation that affects one’s personal safety, especially the health and safety of a child, is a priority for the Vancouver Police.”

The investigation is active and ongoing.