Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia School Closes after Threat, Racist Graffiti: Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia School Closes after Threat, Racist Graffiti: Police

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N.S. RCMP investigating racist graffiti

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MONASTERY, N.S. - A school in northeastern Nova Scotia has closed due to an online threat that came just days after racist graffiti was spray-painted on a school bus and a sign not far from the facility.

The Mounties issued a statement Tuesday saying vandals spray-painted the graffiti close to the East Antigonish Education Centre, a school attended by many Mi'kmaq students.

The school board also issued a release today saying the school was closed Wednesday due to a "possible threat ... using social media."

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, a spokesman for the RCMP, said the two incidents are being treated as separate matters by police, but investigators will try to determine whether there is a connection.

He said when the school reopens there will be a police presence to reassure students and parents of their safety. …

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