Anti-police graffiti found at Oaklands school in Victoria

Anti-police graffiti found at Oaklands school in Victoria
Graffiti at Oaklands Elementary School on Aug. 7, 2020.

Victoria police say they’re disappointed after someone spray-painted anti-police messaging at a local school.

Victoria police spokesman Bowen Osoko said police were called to the school on Friday and found several walls of the school had been tagged with graffiti. The graffiti includes statements like “kill cops.”

Osoko said police understand there are concerns about policing across North American right now but say a school is not the right place to take out frustrations.

“Targeting schools, that’s just not OK,” Osoko said.

“It’s just really disappointing to see especially as students are trying to get back to class,” Osoko said.

According to police, clean up of the damage will cost the school a significant amount.

“Our concerns here, I want to be really clear, aren’t the subject of the graffiti, it’s that someone targeted the school,” Osoko said.

Anyone with information about the graffiti is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.  Press #1 to speak with the report desk.

To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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