Police investigate attack on Métis boy at St Timothy School

Police are investigating what the Reconciliation Action Group (RAG) described as a “hate-fuelled” attack on a Métis boy that happened at St Timothy School in Cochrane, Alberta. The grade 8 student was attacked and beaten “viciously” by a group of 15-to-17-year-old male students. The student’s parents took him to hospital and made a report to the police, who are investigating the assault and confirmed that all involved are minors. RAG said that the boy was targeted because he is the son of one of its members, who is outspoken on anti-racism matters. “The victim is left bruised, battered, and sore with severe mental and emotional trauma that will remain with him for life,” read a release from RAG. “The family is traumatized by this hate-fuelled attack on their child and do not feel safe in their community.” RAG is calling for several actions, including for the Calgary Catholic School District to expel the students who were involved in the attack.

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