Sep 092009
 September 9, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Sam Cooper reports:

Several Vancouver private schools are screening applicants to determine if their families are linked to gangs and pose a risk to students and staff.

“We have recently been engaged by private schools in the Vancouver area to conduct due diligence on the families of prospective students,” Kim Marsh, managing director of private investigation firm IPSA International, confirmed to the Vancouver Province.

Marsh, a former RCMP inspector who headed a police organized-crime unit, won’t identify the schools, for privacy reasons, but he acknowledged “it’s fair to say” his business has increased following the shooting of West Point Grey Academy parent Betty Yan, in April.


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