The warden of Antigonish Co. says he’s pleased with how various stakeholders have responded to racist graffiti at East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy.
The Monastery school was one of the targets of vandals earlier this month.
A 17-year-old has been arrested; he has a May court date on five charges, including public incitement of hatred and mischief.
Owen McCarron, the county’s warden, tells The Hawk several municipal councillors were at the school for an assembly Monday.
“It was very good- some of the students spoke and spoke passionately about the situation,” he says. “It was good and I think it’s an opportunity as a community, for us to look at this event and gain an understanding and hopefully move forward.”
McCarron says he was debriefed by the RCMP and the superintendent of the Strait Regional School Board Tuesday.
He says they’ve done a very good job dealing with the incident and conducted themselves very well with members of the affected groups.