The Abbotsford school district is marking a solemn anniversary today.
It has been exactly one year since the Nov. 1, 2016 stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary that left one student dead and another badly injured.
“As a community and school district, we continue to heal,” the district’s spokesperson, Kayla Stuckart wrote. “Abbotsford Senior and our school district have been the beneficiaries of unequaled community support through this incident.”
School district superintendent Kevin Godden said counsellors and teachers have been monitoring and supporting students and staff throughout the last year.
He also posted a piece on the school district’s website. Read it here.
— Abbotsford Schools (@AbbotsfordSD) November 1, 2017
“Despite the lingering sadness of the event, we can look back and be thankful for a few things,” Godden wrote. “Letisha’s memory is strong in the school and in our community. As we have learned more about the indomitable spirit of this young lady, her school mates have done an amazing job of honouring her over the last twelve months.
He told The News last week that the crisis management team that assisted the school last year would return for the anniversary.
Students and staff gathered for a closed event this morning to celebrate the legacy of Letisha Reimer, the young teen who died last year.