Bus Driver Charged Following Incident

Blood Tribe Police continue their investigation of a driver for the Blood Tribe Bus Co-Op after an incident.

The Blood Tribe Police Service has arrested and charged a Blood Tribe bus Co-op driver following an incident. 

54 year old Ronnie Standing Alone, has been charged with one count of Sexual Interference and one count of Assault.

Standing Alone has been released with several conditions and will appear in Cardston Provincial Court on December 10th.

Blood Tribe Police are continuing to investigate this incident, anyone with information about this matter or any other matter is asked to contact the Blood Tribe Police Service at 403-737-3800.  - Blood Tribe Police release

UPDATE:

Important Notification from Kainai Board of Education

1. KBE wishes to advise that the Blood Tribe Police are investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred in the fall of 2018 involving students of KBE and an individual working for the Blood Tribe Bus Co-op.

2. Existing information is that accused acted alone and there are no other persons of interest. However, KBE encourages anyone having knowledge of other potential incidents to contact: Blood Tribe Police - Tel: 403-737-3800.

3. Now that criminal charges have been laid, KBE is taking the following steps:
a. KBE contacted Blood Tribe Bus Co-op which has assured KBE that the accused is no longer transporting KBE students and that other measures have been implemented to assure the safety of KBE students;
b. KBE is providing counselling for students, their parents & other parties directly affected. Any parents of students wishing to speak to our counsellors should contact: Lauretta Many Bears Tel: 403-737-3966
c. KBE is working with its stakeholders to retain an expert to review all procedures and then provide a report on how to ensure an incident of this nature does not happen again. The expert report will be shared with Chief & Council and Blood Tribe Bus Co-op, and KBE will report to parents and other members of the public in due course.

4. KBE continues to assist Blood Tribe Police as required, but in a fashion so as not to interfere with the ongoing criminal proceedings.

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