Premier Ford blasts anti-Sikh graffiti spotted at Brampton school, police investigating ‘hate-motivated incident’

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Published December 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm

Anti-Sikh graffiti on a Brampton school has Premier Doug Ford calling on the public for help identifying the possible vandals.

In a Tweet posted on Friday, Ford said the Khalsa School in Brampton had been tagged with anti-Sikh markings.

He said the incident is “absolutely despicable and will not be tolerated.”

Video and photos posted online show what appear to be racial slurs, profanity and a swastika painted onto the building.

The premier urged anyone with information about the graffiti to contact Peel Crime Stoppers.

Khalsa Montessori School (KMSchool) is located in a plaza above a number of businesses at 5 Cherrycrest Dr.

Brampton Coun. Gurpreet Singh Dhillon said he’s spoken to school administration and the plaza owner “to ensure them that the city stands with them and will assist them in anyway we can while this is investigated.”

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown also expressed outrage about the incident online, and said “hate has no place in Brampton.” #Brampton.

“This is disgusting,” Brown said, adding that Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah “has shown zero tolerance for hate crimes in Peel Region.”

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Sikh community in Brampton in the face of this racism,” Brown said.

Peel Regional Police said they were first notified about the graffiti on Friday morning around 10:45 a.m.

Police said they are investigating the “hate-motivated incident” and urged anyone with any information to contact police at (905)-453-2121 ext. 2133.

Peel Crime Stoppers also asked anyone with information about the incident to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit peelcrimestoppers.ca.

 

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