The Halton District School Board is deeply saddened by the hate-motiviated and targeted attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario on Sunday, June 6. This was an act of terrorism motivated by hate and Islamophobia. All forms of racism have no place in our communities. Our hearts are with the Afzaal family and others impacted by this senseless tragedy. The HDSB stands in solidarity with the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
Incidents like this may heighten feelings of fear, vulnerability and isolation. We have provided resources to our staff to assist with student conversations regarding this tragedy.
Members of our HDSB community who may need support in dealing with this traumatic event are encouraged to contact their school.
⬛ Stuart Miller, Director of Education