Girl ‘okay’ after being struck by scooter outside Milton elementary school

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Published June 13, 2024 at 10:16 am

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A girl is ‘okay’ after being struck by a motor-scooter outside a Milton elementary school.

A girl around 11 years old was struck by a motorized scooter outside Viola Desmond Public School, 1450 Leger Way.

Halton Paramedics and Milton Fire Department both were on site, attending to the girl’s injuries, just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 13.

“We are relieved to report that the individual is okay,” said Heather Francey, Manager of Communications and Engagement at the Halton District School Board in an update provided to Inhalton.com.

Francey also confirmed the young girl hit by the motor-scooter was not a student at Viola Diamond Public School.

A letter written to the school’s students and their families by school principal Gavin Robertson explained the incident.

“Prior to the entry bell, an individual was struck by a motorized scooter outside of
our school,” read the letter. “Staff immediately called 911. Emergency services attended the scene
and transported the individual to the hospital. We are relieved to report that the
individual is okay.

“The safety and well-being of our students, families and staff is our highest priority.
As this occurred outside our school during morning drop-off, many students and
staff were in the area. I want to thank students, families and staff for their swift
response and respectful behavior as staff and emergency responders supported
the student.”

Robertson encouraged students in need of support to speak to a trusted adult including a teacher, social worker or someone from school administration.

He also suggested students can reach out to the following additional resources:

● Students may call the ROCK Crisis Line at 905-878-9785 which is available 24
hours a day/seven days a week, or Kids Help Phone – Call a Counsellor:
1-800-668-6868; Text a Counsellor: 686868; Live Chat:
https://kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/.

● Students and families can find mental health and well-being information and
resources through the HDSB website on the Mental Health & Well-Being
webpage.

Robertson students and their families can reach out to him at the school.

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