News Release header


Public Safety Alert,
Discarded syringes discovered,
Montrose Junior Public School

Broadcast time: 19:00
Monday, September 9, 2019

14 Division

Case #: 2019-1729444

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of syringes discovered at Montrose Junior Public School.

On Monday, September 9, 2019, at approximately 8:45 a.m., a child located a discarded syringe in the playground area at the rear of the school. Unaware of the potential risks, the child picked up the syringe, and later notified a teacher who located another syringe in the same area.

The child was not poked or injured and the needles were seized and discarded appropriately.

Parents are reminded to have a conversation with their children about the potential health and safety hazards of discarded syringes. Children should be advised not touch syringes and to notify an adult immediately. Adults should exercise caution if they decide to remove the syringe, and call 3-1-1 to request a pick up.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Claudio Rizzi, 14 Division