York Regional Police have charged an 18-year-old man in connection with a hate-motivated crime that occurred at a Markham High school back in April.
According to police, on April 15, officers received a report from a high school staff member in regard to hate-motivated comments that were allegedly made during a Grade 12 online class.
It was reported that an unknown student had allegedly made anti-Black comments until the learning session had to be shut down, according to YRP.
On September 17, officers were able to arrest and charge 18-year-old Tristan Stronach with Indecent Communications.
“York Regional Police does not tolerate hate crime in any form. Those who victimize individuals based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said police.
If anyone has information they can provide to York Regional Police, you are asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at 1800222tips.com.