Police trying to determine validity of noose found near Georgetown school


Published November 9, 2020 at 11:36 am

Halton Regional Police are looking for more information to confirm if a racially motivated incident took place near a Georgetown School.

Police say they were notified Sunday (Nov. 8) morning by a dog walker that a pink skipping rope tied in the shape of a noose was found hanging from a tree on the grounds of Ethel Gardiner Public School in Georgetown.

A noose is sometimes used as a symbol for anti-Black racism due to its historical connection to lynching in the days following slavery in the United States.

The complainant indicated that they removed the skipping rope from the tree and threw it in the garbage, and did not take any photos of the skipping rope before disposing of it.

The person also said that they had seen the skipping rope on the school property for at least a week prior to locating it in the tree.

Officers attended the scene and did not locate any associated items or hate speech written or posted on the grounds of the school or in the area.

However, police say if anyone has further information to give them a call at 905-825-4777 ext. 2415 or ext. 2416 as the investigation is ongoing.

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