UPDATE: Police presence in front of Ellison Elementary
Police have a large area cordoned off in front of Ellison Elementary May 27 while they investigate a report of blood found near the school.
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON / iNFOnews.ca)
May 27, 2015 - 9:48 AM
VERNON - Police have cordoned off the road near Ellison Elementary School in Vernon after someone discovered blood in the area Wednesday morning.
RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the blood was found sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., May 27, on Fulton Road, in front of Ellison Elementary School.
While police are treating the area as a crime scene, school is in session. Students are being told to use the back door to the school to avoid the crime scene. It's the second day this week police have had to secure a scene at a Vernon school in unrelated incidents. The scene remained taped off with a number of police cars and officers on scene as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Molendyk won't say how much blood was found, but notes it was enough that someone noticed it and felt it should be reported to police.
Police are currently investigating the possibility the blood is connected to an injured individual who came to the hospital Wednesday morning, shortly after the blood was found. Police are not releasing any further information about the injured person at this point, such as what type of injuries were sustained, the nature of those injuries, or whether there is any known connection to the area the blood was found.
Police will remain on scene until they finish collecting evidence, Molendyk says.
We will have more information as it becomes available.
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— This story was updated at 9:09 a.m., May 27, with additional details and again at 12:30 p.m. to say police were still on scene.
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