Westwind School Division is aware that Jentry Salmon, a teacher in Raymond, has been charged with sexual exploitation by the RCMP. In matters of this nature, the safety and wellbeing of our students are our highest priority. When Westwind first became aware of allegations about Jentry, who has now been charged, the school division enacted its respectful protocol to ensure the safety of students and to conduct an investigation into the matter. The teacher was immediately suspended in October 2016, pending charges being laid and the outcome of any subsequent court case. The teacher has not been at the school or in contact with students since then. When the RCMP initiated a criminal investigation, Westwind School Division suspended our internal investigation in order to preserve the integrity of the RCMP proceedings. The school division has cooperated fully with the RCMP and will continue to do so. As this is a personnel matter and it is also before the courts we can supply no additional information or comments at this time.