Antigonish County school closed following threats just days after racist graffiti discovered

**Updated at 3:50 p.m.**

The East Antigonish Education Centre is closed today following threats made towards the Monastery school.

The RCMP say it was shared on social media that individual, or individuals, were heard making verbal threats.

Police consulted with the Strait Regional School Board and the decision was made to shut down the facility as the RCMP continue their investigation.

The news comes after racist graffiti and crude remarks about Indigenous Canadians and African Nova Scotians were spray-painted on a school bus and a sign near the school between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday.

Many of the children who attend the school are residents of the nearby Paq'tnkek First Nation.

Police said that by Tuesday afternoon most of the red spray paint had been removed or covered up.

(With files from The Canadian Press)