Racist graffiti painted at Antigonish County school and bus

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MONASTERY – RCMP here are investigating after racist graffiti was found on a school bus.

Between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on March 5, graffiti was painted on a school bus and on a sign near the East Antigonish Education Centre / Academy.  Police say the graffiti was racially and culturally insensitive and included profanity and derogatory comments about both Indigenous people and the African Nova Scotian community.

Antigonish District RCMP is asking for the public to assist with this investigation. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call them at 902-447-2525, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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