Durham District School Board (DDSB) yesterday wished the 12-year old student who was accidently buried in snow, a speedy recovery.
“The entire DDSB community is thinking of and praying for the health of our student currently in the hospital and his family. We are sincerely hoping for a quick recovery.”
“We are also grateful for the efforts of emergency services, community members and everyone’s well wishes,” said a DDSB statement.
The 12-year-old boy sustained a serious injury as a result of an incident on school grounds in Whitby on Tuesday morning.
On February 16, 2021, at about 9:40 am, members of Central West Division were called to Julie Payette Public school on Garden Street in Whitby, after two students were injured from snow being pushed by a front-end loader snow plow. The snow clearing vehicle was working on an adjacent residential property when the injuries were sustained, said a police statement.
An 11-year-old girl was partially buried in the snow and sustained minor injuries. She was treated and released by emergency services on scene.
A 12-year-old boy was completely buried in the snow and sustained serious injuries. Responding officers performed CPR before he was transported to a local hospital. He was later transferred to a trauma centre in Toronto.
Members of the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau attended the scene and are conducting a parallel investigation with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed the incident is asked to call the Central West Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1877.