The New Westminster school district is condemning the threats that were sent to the Chair of our Board of Education, Gurveen Dhaliwal. This resulted following a motion that was passed during this week’s Education Policy and Planning Committee meeting. Dhaliwal shared her message via a Twitter Post.
And in come the anonymous trolls with their death threats...— Gurveen Dhaliwal (@gurbeans) April 15, 2021
I don’t believe cops belong in our schools but I do believe they need to do their goddamn job. I’m also so sick of people who think it’s ok to send messages like this. It’s not. pic.twitter.com/Evgdx37NH3
At New Westminster Schools we welcome healthy debate and discussion on the important issues that affect our students, schools and community. It’s how we engage, grow and learn. The district also shared its message on the school being a safe place and that such comments are not welcome.
As a District we welcome healthy debate on important issues. But there is zero tolerance for reactions that become abusive or threatening. We condemn the threats sent to the Chair of our Board: https://t.co/8WlYXS7tRu #SD40Learns #NewWest— NewWestSchools (@newwestschools) April 15, 2021
Gender and race-based threats and violence have no place in our schools or our community.
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