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Police Charge Man Who Allegedly Showed Up to Jewish School with Weapon and Said ‘I Want to Kill Jews’

Incident with Uber Eats driver happened day after mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Toronto Police have charged a man who allegedly showed up to a North York Jewish school with a weapon, yelled at students, assaulted a staff member and said “I want to kill Jews.”

Community members said while these types of antisemitic incidents are always alarming, this one was especially scary in light of a mass shooting that occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex., the day before, where 21 people were killed.

“An incident like this, especially on the heels of the horror that happened at a U.S. school earlier this week, it’s been very disturbing. And obviously no hate crime is more disturbing than one that appears to target children, as this one did,” said Jaime Kirzner-Roberts, director of policy at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, who helped the school work with investigators.

Read more at the Toronto Star

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