Three Teens Arrested Following Hate-Motivated Crime in Mississauga
Three teens are facing charges in connection with a hate-motivated crime in Mississauga.
Peel police say that in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 16, the three suspects allegedly spray painted hate-motivated graffiti at St. Edith Stein Elementary School.
A Twitter user named Danielle Davidson reported the graffiti to both police and the City of Mississauga.
Sad day for my kids elementary school. This should be investigated as a hate crime, not just some juveniles having fun. Swastikas, 666’s, vulgarity and honestly disturbing things written all over the KINDERGARTEN yard pic.twitter.com/ExaWn8wndP— Danielle Davidson (@danlanaddy) August 16, 2018
Davidson wrote that the graffiti included images of swastikas.
Police say that 18-year-old Mississauga man Leonardo Diaz and two 17 year-old Mississauga males were arrested a short distance away from the scene.
They accused teens have been charged with mischief over $5000.
All three suspects were released and will appear in court in September.
“Community safety is our number one priority. The Region of Peel is one of the most diverse and inclusive communities in Canada and hate motivated crime or incidents will not be tolerated,” said Chief Jennifer Evans.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact 11 Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1133.
Cover photo courtesy of Danielle Davidson
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