Update on Incident at Earl Kitchener Today
Thursday, October 23 @ 2:15 pm
We are working very closely with Hamilton Police after an incident that occurred at our school today.
At approximately 12:10 p.m. today, a kindergarten student was removed from the playground area by a male unknown to him.
The man was on foot and walked away from the school with the child. A witness in the area noticed when the child was seen crying, intervened and the suspect fled. The suspect was last seen walking southbound on MacDonald Avenue from Homewood Avenue.
The witness returned the shaken but unharmed child to the school’s office at which time police were notified. The child is safe and with their parent.
Officers have responded to the school and surrounding area in an attempt to locate the suspect. The Hamilton Police K9 unit is also on scene. Police will remain in the area for the time being.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’7”ft, 160 lbs, slight build, sculpted cheek bones, pointy nose, longish, wavy hair (chin length). At time of incident was wearing a grey t-shirt.
Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call 9-1-1
Thank you for your understanding.