Shots Fired at Jewish School in North York

May 25, 2024

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Toronto (May 25, 2024) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is horrified to learn that last night there were shots fired at a Jewish school for girls, Bais Chaya Mushka in North York. Thankfully there are no reports of injuries. Toronto Police Guns and Gangs and Hate Crime units are actively investigating and searching for two suspects. Police have informed FSWC that they are increasing patrols throughout Jewish neighbourhoods, in particular near schools and synagogues, and that they will be onsite at Bais Chaya Mushka this week to support staff and students.

“This shocking escalation of violence directed at innocent Jewish children must serve as a wake up call for political leaders in our city and across our country,” said Michael Levitt, President and CEO of FSWC. “It is time for our leaders to stop with the sympathetic words and instead to take the decisive actions that are necessary to confront the escalating hatred that is plaguing our communities. Jews in this country will not hide or cower in fear in the face of this brazen and cowardly act.”