A screenshot of a home security video showing a student firing bear spray at another student on Reece Avenue next to Chilliwack secondary school on March 4, 2020. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Teen bear-spray incident caught on camera near Chilliwack high school

RCMP engaged with parents, school district to determine if matter should proceed criminally

Chilliwack RCMP are investigating after a security video was made public that shows one teenager firing bear spray into the face of another near Chilliwack secondary school (CSS) on Wednesday.

The one-minute-48-second clip shows seven young people walking west on Reece Avenue, three with scooters, just before 1 p.m. on March 4, 2020.

As they approach Williams Street, three other teenagers walk past them in the other direction and a vocal confrontation ensues. The seven turn back and follow the three culminating in one youth in a white hoodie taking something from another in his group. He or she then points and something is seen sprayed in the face of one of the three others.

The back-and-forth yelling continues as the three head in the direction of CSS.

The location is well-known in Chilliwack and beyond for videos of odd, illegal and dangerous activity posted on YouTube by the homeowner, Rob Iezzi, who has several cameras set up.

Iezzi’s cameras have captured property theft, dangerous driving, accidents and more. He posted one video before Christmas of a person stealing a Christmas-tree sized chunk of cedar hedge, and once he got a clip of a vehicle speeding away from a nearby homicide scene.

• READ MORE: A year in review from Chilliwack’s most infamous intersection

• READ MORE: UPDATE: Christmas-tree-sized hedge theft captured on Chilliwack security video

Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Steve Vrolyk said they are investigating the report of a youth being bear-sprayed in the location on March 4.

Vrolyk said all parties involved have been identified, all are under the age of 18, and the Chilliwack school district and the parents of the youth have been engaged.

“We are currently working with all partners to determine if this matter will proceed criminally or if it will be best to deal with the situation using extra-judicial measures,” Vrolyk said.


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

@PeeJayAitch
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Security

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

RDCK to implement new emergency alert notification system

System also includes sends alerts for water advisories

From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

Traffic finally eases along Arrow Lakes ferry routes

Motorists were stuck for up to six hours in ferry lineups over the weekend

Shoppers Drug Mart launches in-store virtual service at several B.C. stores

The service is now available in 12 rural B.C. communities and will expand province-wide in August

Milestone RCMP Cops For Kids fundraiser ride going virtual

You can join and help RCMP raise funds for families and possibly win 20th anniversary cycling shirt

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

Amber Alert continues for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11, and their father

Police issued the alert for Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que.

Limit police access to lethal weapons in Indigenous communities: Justice Summit

Grassroots-organized National Indigenous Justice Summit was a free-to-attend two-day videoconference

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

Most Read