Update – Durham Police – Investigation into High School Yearbook

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An investigation into racist and inappropriate content in a high school yearbook continues and nine other students have come forward to say their profiles were also tampered with.

The West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) interviewed faculty and students at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in Pickering this week to determine who was responsible for a racist yearbook entry involving a student. A quotation originally provided by the student had been switched out by person(s) unknown.

Nine other students who brought their yearbooks back said their submitted quotations were also changed, without their knowledge. However, only one other entry had racist overtones. One female student was criticized about body image; and another for his school grades. These nine students were a mixture of female and male, from various cultural backgrounds.

Our investigation continues and we would like to speak with anyone who knows the person(s) responsible. In order to advance this investigation, West Division CIB is asking anyone with information to step forward and call D/Cst. MacKinnon at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2529.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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