The attack took place on the commonly-used trail to Valley View Elementary and Mark Isfeld High School
Comox Valley mother seeks info about vicious attack on girl
UPDATE: RCMP are investigating the incident and have a lead to one possible suspect. According to an RCMP statement, one of the attackers had long blonde hair and wore black and white checkered shoes and black and white pants. Another wore baggy blue jeans with Vans shoes. One of the attackers wore a purple toque. The victim heard both boy and girl voices.
The mother o the girl confirmed for Decafnation that her daughter had been bullied throughout the school year and had received multiple threatening texts, most recently from a number that was unknown at the time, but that RCMP may have now identified. At one point during the year, the texts became so threatening, that the Meszaros changed their daughters cell phone number.
Read a statement by the Comox Valley School board of trustees here
A fifteen-year-old girl was beaten unconscious by a group of four other teenagers, while walking to school Tuesday morning.
Cheryl Meszaros posted a plea for information on her Facebook page. She’s seeking anyone who witnessed something “suspicious in any way or form between 8:30-8:45am on April 23,” on the trail from Valley View Drive through to Valley View Elementary school between the BlackBerry bushes.
The young woman was attacked from behind and did not see her assailants.
Students who go to the elementary school and Mark Isfeld High School use the trail regularly.
Meszaros plea on social media brought an outpouring of support, and several stories of similar incidents at or near Comox Valley schools.
One poster said their granddaughter was “bullied and tortured almost daily” at Highland High School. But complaints to the principal resulted in no action. “The school board and the school won’t (solve) the problem.” the person wrote.
Another poster said “It’s the biggest lie that schools tell all parents : We will NOT tolerate bullying!” They said they had called “countless times” to the school and the school district office, complaining about bullying of their child, but got no help from either source.
Meszaros told Decafnation that anyone with information about this latest attack can message her via Facebook.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Racecar testing will continue at Smit Field next to Nymph Falls Nature Park, at least for another season, after Comox Valley rural directors voted 2-1 in favour of a scaled-down temporary use permit
As the Vancouver Island Health Authority reduces health care services to north islanders and deflects accountability, the public looks to the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District board for advocacy
The Comox Valley will march at 1 pm today for changes to slow down climate change. But are we really just giving lip service when bolder actions are needed to save the planet?
Has the BC Attorney General’s office may have changed its view of the Town of Comox’s desire to alter the Mack Laing Trust? How else to explain the last eight months of dead silence?
At a meeting with nearly 100 Comox Valley climate activists, Will Cole-Hamilton discussed global progress in solar and wind technologies, how the City of Courtenay has addressed climate change and why climate marches are so important
North Island MLA Claire Trevena presented a petition signed by over 2,500 people to the BC Legislature Nov. 20 that calls for the return of onsite clinical pathologists’ services to the Campbell River Hospital and to investigate possible conflicts of interest within Island Health
The Comox Valley will join millions of people worldwide to talk about the reality of the climate crisis, what it means and what you can do. The local event will take place from 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Comox United Church Hall
Supporters of Save Our Forests Team – Comox Valley (SOFT-CV) rallied outside Claire Trevena’s office in Campbell River to protest the provincial government’s continued logging of the last stands of productive old-growth on Vancouver Island
Should the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District advocate for health care services on behalf of its constituents? Or is the district’s role limited to funding 40 percent of selected capital projects?
Cumberland Councillor Jesse Ketler will be the first woman to chair the Comox Valley Regional District board, and she defeated two male opponents to win the position