In a fresh report by media outlets, Anti-Semitic graffiti was found outside of several high schools in the Toronto area last week.
Just days after students at a middle school used a Nazi salute in class, Toronto saw a spate of antisemitic graffiti sprawled outside numerous schools. In a recent social media post, Chief James Ramer of the Toronto Police Service said: “Today, we received three reports of anti-Semitic graffiti outside of schools” in different Toronto police districts. “We are investigating, and our specialized hate-crime unit is engaged. Hate crimes are a top priority of the Toronto Police, and we are committed to combatting hate in our city.”
As per reports, the graffiti at the three schools—Central Technical High School, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, and Malvern Collegiate Institute—appeared to be connected. “Nearly identical anti-Semitic graffiti was reported outside of the three schools and appears to have happened overnight. We are working with TPS to provide any help as they continue to investigate these completely unacceptable incidents,” the school district posted online.
Amidst growing instances of hate, over the last few weeks, students at several different middle schools in Toronto have performed Nazi salutes in front of their classmates and, in at least two instances, Jewish teachers. In response, several principals have already said they are looking at including educational programs on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the school curriculum.