Oceanside RCMP issue statement on grad ‘Death Races’

News release comes ahead of planned race weekend starting May 27

  • May. 29, 2017 10:29 a.m.

Oceanside RCMP is hoping local students “find a way to celebrate grad that sheds a positive light on the students, their parents, school and community.”

The comment comes ahead of a grad event referred to as a “Death Race.”

The RCMP statement says that, “as part of Grad, in the past, students have participated in weekend scavenger/adventure race activities. Unfortunately in the past few years these scavenger hunts (now coined Death Races) have become filled with high-risk behaviour and illegal activities.

“As the RCMP has learned that students have a Death Race planned for this weekend, a discussion is necessary.”

While RCMP have confirmed that school adiministration and teachers have “discussed their displeasure with these activities to the graduating class,” the RCMP statement adds that it would encourage parents to speak with their children “and explain that they do not condone such activities.”

“As a warning has been given, The Oceanside RCMP will enforce the laws and will not be lenient on students deciding to participate in illegal activities,” the release stated.

—Oceanside RCMP

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