UTM student charged in relation to “threatening and hateful” social media message


A University of Toronto Mississauga student has been arrested and charged by the Peel Regional Police in relation to a “threatening and hateful message” that was posted to social media last weekend. A statement from UTM VP and Principal Alexandra Gillespie relayed that the university was made aware of the message and notified the police immediately; the accused has since been released on the condition that they are prohibited from attending any U of T property. “We remain committed to ensuring that our campus remains a safe place to learn, live, and work,” read Gillespie’s statement. “The university has comprehensive safety plans in place, and you will notice an increased security presence on campus to ensure the safety of our community.”

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