Smoking on school property concerns parent

Smoking on elementary school property is a concern for Williams Lake parent.

Editor:

There have been numerous times I have driven by the Marie Sharpe/GROW school property and have seen over 10 people just outside the school doors, still on school property smoking cigarettes. I have personally spoken to the principal at the GROW who informed me his hands are tied on this issue and he has tried telling them to move off the property.

This location is where children attend school, a daycare centre, bus stop and a busy Strong Start is located.

I am appalled that nothing has been done to get these kids off school grounds to smoke somewhere else.

I would never send my children to attend Marie Sharpe Elementary School for the fact that they can watch these older kids smoking on school property. There is an act in place under the Tobacco Control Act that prohibits smoking on school grounds, this should be adhered to in our community.

Lindsey Shewchuk

Williams Lake

 

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