Chinook School Division instituted precautions at some schools

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RCMP are asking the public to be on the look out for Michael Sean Stanley, 48, after the high risk sex offender cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet in Lloydminster on Tuesday.

Increased precautions were implemented in Leader, Burstall and Fox Valley in response to the reported sighting of a high risk sex offender less than a two hour drive from the Southwest.

The Chinook School Division noted they took direction from the RCMP in implementing increased precautions and supervision for today at the Leader Composite School, Burstall School and Fox Valley School. The School Division also communicated with all Chinook schools, which were on a "heightened awareness" today as a precautionary measure, with school personnel being extra vigilant in watching the children. RCMP have advised that they will be increasing police patrols around Southwest schools until the offender is located.

"Chinook has ongoing communication with the RCMP and will inform families if we are advised to alert any of our schools in southwest Saskatchewan," a statement on the Chinook School Division website (www.chinooksd.ca) notes. "We want to reassure our school communities that we will promptly put measures in place as necessary, based on information and advice from the RCMP."

As an additional precaution, RCMP are reminding parents to speak to their children about overall safety.

RCMP are continuing to seek the public's assistance in locating Michael Sean Stanley, an individual considered a high risk sex offender, who has a long history of sexual offences and has taken kids from playgrounds in the past. On Tuesday, Stanley removed his electronic monitoring bracelet while in Lloydminster, and is currently wanted for breach of his court release conditions.

Saskatchewan RCMP have received more than 10 sighting reports of someone resembling Stanley, but none of these sightings has been confirmed, and several have proven to be false. On Thursday, schools in both Kindersley and Rosetown took precautions after reported sightings in their communities.

Stanley, 48 years old, is described as Metis, 5'9", 190 lbs, black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a purple 1996 Chevrolet Trail Blazer with a possible Alberta plate BHD1954.

Police advise the public not to approach Stanley if he is located, as he has a violent disposition. If Stanley is spotted the RCMP are advising the public to phone 911.

Organizations: RCMP, Leader Composite School, Burstall School Fox Valley School Chinook School Division

Geographic location: Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Lloydminster Kindersley Leader Burstall

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