AMDSB Joins London Community in Grief

Our hearts are heavy about what police have described as a hate-motivated car attack in London which killed 4 members of an Islamic family and injured another.
 
We wish to express our deepest sympathies to family, friends and everyone impacted by this tragic loss and we extend our support to our Thames Valley District School Board and London Islamic school partners.
 
Hate should have no place in any community or school system and this act of violence is shocking and unacceptable in any context.
 
As a school board, we respect and support our Muslim community, whose grief we share in this senseless tragedy. Diversity is one of Canada’s greatest strengths and it is our commitment to combating racism, Islamophobia, and discrimination in all its forms that makes us stronger. We are deeply committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and staff.
 
Flags across the Avon Maitland District School Board will remain lowered at all schools on June 9 to honour the memory of this family.
 
 
Dr. Lisa Walsh,
Director of Education,
Avon Maitland District School Board
 
Robert Hunking,
Chair,
Avon Maitland District School Board