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Caroline teacher charged with alleged sexual assault of a youth

Wild Rose School Division has launched an internal review of the matter

A teacher from Caroline School has been charged with sexual assault of a youth.

In a release Thursday, Rocky Mountain House RCMP said 42-year-old Tyler Kantan has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. Police say they received a report of the assault on Oct. 10.

RCMP noted in the release the alleged offence did not occur at the school nor did it involve a student at the school.

In a separate release, the Wild Rose School Division said they were informed about a teacher who was arrested and charged with sexual offences on Oct. 14.

“Given these allegations, WRSD has launched an internal review of these circumstances and will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students.

“Specifically we have made arrangements such that Mr. Kanten is not in contact with students, pending the outcome of this legal proceeding and our own internal review. We are fully cooperating with the RCMP with respect to our processes and their investigation,” the school board said in a statement.

“We want to assure the students, staff and parents of Wild Rose School Division that throughout this process and at all times, student safety and the provision of powerful learning environments will continue to be our number one priority in all of our schools.”

Kanten has been taken before a justice of the peace where he was released on conditions with his next court date set for Nov. 2, 2022, at Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court.

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