Two Teens Charged With Hate-Motivated Crime in Mississauga

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Two teens are facing in charges after "derogatory and offensive" phrases were reportedly painted on a sidewalk in Mississauga.

Peel police say that on Saturday, February 24 at approximately 3:10 a.m. two suspects traveled to the Iona Secondary School area (the school is located at 2170 South Sheridan Way) and allegedly proceeded to spray paint "derogatory and offensive" phrases on a sidewalk that leads up to the school property.

School Resource officers were made aware of the incident and launched an investigation.

As a result of the investigation, which was carried out with police assistance, two 17 year-old Mississauga boys were arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 on Friday, March 16.

Both parties were released and will appear in court in April.

Police are asking residents to remember to report graffiti to police so that steps can be taken to have it removed/investigated.

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