Four Cowichan Valley schools targeted with racist graffiti

Racist graffiti has been found at four Cowichan Valley schools in the past four weeks, with one school targeted twice.

The graffiti began appearing at district schools May 12 and has been an increasing problem since. All incidents have been reported to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

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Affected schools include Discovery Elementary on May 12, Frances Kelsey Secondary on June 6 and 13, Ecole Mount Prevost on Tuesday and Cowichan Secondary on Wednesday.

“We are working with our RCMP partners to find out who is responsible for these reprehensible acts,” said Candace Spilsbury, chairwoman of the Cowichan Valley School Board. “We know that unfortunately racism is alive and well in our communities.”

Call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 with any information on these incidents, or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

jbell@timescolonist.com

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