Published October 15, 2012 | 10:18 am
Toronto: Debra Allen,principal at Beatty-Fleming senior public school in Brampton was found dead in her Georgetown home on Saturday.The flag at Beatty-Fleming senior public school was lowered and the grief counsellors were on hand to help students and staff deal with the shock.
Her husband Dave was also reportedly killed in what police are calling an apparent domestic dispute.The incident was reported on Saturday October 13th, shortly after 2 p.m.,when officers of the Halton Regional Police Service attended a residence on Hillside Drive, Halton Hills, for a report of gunfire being heard.
The Special Investigations Unit has taken over the case from the Halton regional police with reasons that, “the actions of an individual within the residence necessitated the notification” of the SIU. In a statement, Peel District School Board Superintendent Jeff DeFreitas said Allen will be remembered as a positive presence in the school.
The school’s flag will also be lowered to half-mast in her memory, and a memorial table is being set up for students and staff to share their memories and condolences.
Police is not commenting on the case due to the SIU’s involvement.
The website of school says, “ It is with great sadness that I inform you that our school principal, Debra Allen, died tragically on Saturday afternoon. Her death is a loss to us all. She will be remembered as a very positive instructional leader. She worked tirelessly with students and their parents to help them achieve their potential and turn mistakes into positive learning situations. We know that you will join us in extending our deepest sympathy to the Allen family”.