More Pickering high school yearbook profiles tampered with

Oct 17, 2020 by

Nine other students at St. Mary Catholic School in Pickering have come forward to say their yearbook profiles were also tampered with.

This builds on Durham Regional Police’s investigation of a racist comment inserted next to student Joshua Telemaque’s graduation photo in the school’s 2019-2020 edition yearbook.In a public Facebook posting, Telemaque’s aunt, Mayma Raphael, said the original message next to his picture — “RIP Grandma. Thank you for guiding me through my four years of high school” — had been replaced with “Rip Harambe Dooga booga,” a reference to Harambe, a gorilla that was shot dead in an Ohio zoo in 2016.

Police said in a statement released Friday that investigators interviewed faculty and students at the school this week to determine who was responsible for the racist yearbook entry.

“Nine other students who brought their yearbooks back said their submitted quotations were also changed, without their knowledge,” police said.

Source: More Pickering high school yearbook profiles tampered with: Cops | Toronto Sun

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