School teacher charged with child luring; Police seeking further witnesses

Columbia Valley

2024-02-14 12:32 PST

File # 2024-149

In January of 2024, Columbia Valley RCMP initiated an investigation involving allegations that a teacher at David Thompson Secondary School located in Invermere, BC had engaged in inappropriate communication with a student.

Based on the information reviewed, the matter was forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service.

On February 13th, 2024, the BC Prosecution Service approved a charge against Jason Walker for three offences;

The offences took place over the Internet, specifically social media. As such, investigators believe it may be possible other individuals are aware of these offences, says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson. Police are encouraging anyone who may have further information to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.

Walker was arrested and placed on a number of conditions, and is to appear in Columbia Valley Provincial Court on March 4th, 2024.

Released by:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398


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