Nine more students of Ontario high school embroiled in racist yearbook controversy say their quotes were changed
|CTVnews 16 Oct 2020 at 16:27|
TORONTO -- Police say that more students of a Catholic high school in Pickering, Ont. have come forward saying their yearbook quotes were tampered with after a young Black man found that his tribute to his grandmother had been replaced with a racist comment.
After the comments were discovered earlier this month , all students at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School were asked to return their yearbooks to the school at the principals request.
Upon doing so, police said that at least nine other students reported that their submitted quotations were also changed without their knowledge.
Of the other quotations tampered with, one had racist overtones, police said.
Investigators also say that a female student was criticized over her "body image" and a male student was targeted for his school grades.
These nine students were a mixture of female and male, from various cultural backgrounds, police said in a news release issued on Friday.
The investigation began after the Durham District Catholic School Board contacted police about the racial slur published beside the photograph of high school graduate Joshua Telemaque, which they described as "hurtful" and "malicious."