Police charge 18 yr old student following alleged anti-Black comments during online class


Police north of Toronto say they've charged an 18-year-old student after he allegedly made hate-motivated comments during a Grade 12 online class.

Investigators say the teen from Markham, Ont., was arrested last week and charged with making indecent communications.

Police say the teen allegedly made several anti-Black comments during an online class in April, eventually causing the session to be shut down.

York police Const. Laura Nicolle says the suspect was part of that Grade 12 class.

She says a high school staff member reported the incident to police on April 15.

The teen is expected to appear in court on Dec. 8 in Newmarket, Ont.