Pride flags vandalized at local elementary school

On Thursday morning, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that pride flags were vandalized at two local school settings.

Cherri Greene, WRPS spokesperson, said acts of vandalism and graffiti were reported at Sandhills Public School and the Waterloo Region District School Board’s main office.

According to The Record, Greene could not comment on the content of the graffiti at the time, she reported that flags were either torn or cut and the graffiti was painted on the walls of the buildings.

“We are taking this very seriously,” Greene said. “At this point we have detectives and forensic investigators working. They’re currently at the schools.”

Lynsey Slupeiks, communications officer for the Waterloo Region District School Board, stated the pride flags at each of the board’s schools, including their Education Centre, is part of their commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment in their schools.

“We are very disappointed that these acts of vandalism occurred at our schools and our Education Centre,” she stated via email to The Record.

“We want our buildings to be safe spaces for everyone who walks through our doors.”

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