Racist graffiti at NS school sees students stay home

March 21, 2018

Hundreds of students from the Nova Scotia First Nation who attend East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy recently stayed home from school as the RCMP investigated threats and racist graffiti. Racist slurs against Indigenous and black people were found spray-painted Monday in four spots on a school bus and on a sign near the K-12 school. At least one person was also reportedly heard making verbal threats against the school. “The individual heard someone in person make these threats, they went home and posted a comment on social media what they had heard,” said RCMP Corporal Dal Hutchinson. “As a result, it had a ripple effect through the community and that's when someone contacted RCMP in Antigonish.” The school was briefly closed at the advice of the police, and reopened with a police presence on-site. National Post | CBC