Toronto Jewish school targeted by gunfire, police say

Toronto Jewish school targeted by gunfire, police say
Toronto Jewish school targeted by gunfire, police say

The facade of the Bais Chaya Mushka Jewish elementary school for girls was damaged by gunfire Saturday morning, according to Toronto police.

They say they are looking for several suspects.

We are not going to ignore the evidence of what happened here or who was the target of this shootingsaid Paul Krawczyk of the Toronto Police Service during an afternoon press briefing. But at the same time, it would be wrong to assume anything at this point.

According to the Prime Minister Doug Ford, this is a blatant display of anti-Semitism. It’s inconceivable that someone could be so hateful.

Every student deserves to feel safe at school. If you have any information, please contact Toronto Police. These cowards must be found and brought to justicecontinued the Ontario Prime Minister in a publication on the X network Saturday afternoon.

In addition, a Jewish rights organization denounced this act cheeky and cowardly.

No injuries

Mr. Krawczyk explained that the suspects fired from a dark-colored vehicle towards the front of the school shortly before 5 a.m. before leaving the scene.

Police were called to the scene by school employees around 9 a.m.

I completely understand that this may cause concern, fear and anxiety within the community, especially when it happens at a school like thissaid Mr. Krawczyk.

No injuries were reported, but Krawczyk said the school’s facade was damaged.

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The school is located in North York, in northern Toronto.

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Mr. Krawczyk said it is too early to establish a motive but the gang unit is leading the investigation and the hate crimes unit is also involved.

He added that police presence will be increased in the neighborhood as well as in schools and synagogues.

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In a statement, the Advisory Center for Jewish and Israel Relations called the shooting a blatant, calculated and premeditated targeting of a Jewish girls’ school.

The fact that a school was targeted, whether children were present or not, represents a disturbing new escalation in the violence faced by Jewish Canadianswe can read in the press release. We demand justice. We demand rapid action.

For his part, Michael Levittpresident and CEO of the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, said the shooting must serve as an alarm signal for politicians so that they take decisive action to confront the escalation of hatred.

The Jews of this country will not hide or cower in fear from this brazen and cowardly actMr. Levitt said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact investigators.

The political class reacts

In addition to the Prime Minister FordCanadian politicians reacted to the news on Saturday afternoon.

The leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), Jagmeet Singh, did so on social media.

I’m glad no one was hurt. My thoughts are with the families, students, teachers, staff and the entire Jewish community grappling with rising anti-Semitism. The perpetrators of these acts must be brought to justice. Targeting a school and children is cowardly and despicable.

The head of NDP provincial, Marit Stilesdid the same.

North York in the middle of the night. Fortunately, no one got hurt. Anyone with information is asked to contact police”,”text”:”I am horrified to learn that shots were fired outside a Jewish girls’ elementary school in North York in the middle of the night. Fortunately, no one got hurt. Anyone with information is asked to contact police”}}”>I am horrified to learn that shots were fired outside a Jewish girls’ elementary school in North York in the middle of the night. Fortunately, no one got hurt. Anyone with information is asked to contact policeshe wrote on the X network.

Then, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Pierre Poilievre, published his own comments on the social network. A new disgusting attack was carried out last night against a Jewish school. The police must find and arrest the monsters responsible for this anti-Semitic hatred and violence.

With information from CBC

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