Teen charged after racist graffiti painted at Antigonish County school

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with racist graffiti painted on a school bus, the school, and a sign near the East Antigonish Education Centre in Monastery on Monday night.

The Antigonish District RCMP say the teen has been charged with public incitement of hatred and four counts of mischief as a result of this investigation and other graffiti investigations in the Town of Antigonish.

Police say the graffiti was racially and culturally insensitive and included profanity and derogatory comments about both Indigenous people and the African Nova Scotian Community.

The teen has been released on conditions and will appear in Antigonish Youth Court at a later date.

The RCMP is continuing to investigate these incidents.