Newmarket elementary school vandalized with anti-Semitic and anti-Black graffiti

Jan 27 2020, 8:47 pm

A Newmarket elementary school has become a placard for anti-Semitic and anti-Black graffiti, after a wall was found vandalized on Monday morning.

According to police, shortly before 7 am, on Monday, law enforcement responded to St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, at 140 William Roe Boulevard, for a report of graffiti on an outside wall.

“Investigation has revealed that the graffiti contained anti-Semitic and anti-Black messages and images,” York Regional Police wrote in a release.

The exact contents of the message has not been released.

No suspect descriptions have been released and investigators are seeking any witnesses with information or anyone with dashcam or video surveillance footage to bring it forward.

York police says it does not tolerate hate crime in any form and “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.”

Anyone with information can contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at

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