Yesterday we brought you the story of Calgary’s Syrian schoolyard scandal: migrants throwing fist-sized rocks at their peers, getting physical with the girls, and telling “infidel” teachers that they’d be "better off dead."
Today, another region: The Thames Valley School Board in southwestern Ontario.
New documents obtained from Rebel Media through an Access to Information request show yet another Syrian student scandal playing out in our taxpayer-funded schoolyards.
But, before I begin, some background:
When it comes to schools in southwestern Ontario, the Canadian media has only had good things to say about Syrian migrants enrolled there.
For example, the London Free Press paints a rosy picture at Eagle Heights Elementary School, where ten per cent of the student population is made up of Syrian migrants.
Teachers describe their school as a “safe place” for the Syrian students, but email exchanges between teachers reveal another side:
“(One of the Syrian students) continues to demonstrate aggression in the classroom, and out on the yard… for example, shoving, hitting the other students) … Classroom staff have indicated that the most challenging times remain during Transitional periods, where concerns for safety continue.”
But I thought Eagle Heights was a “safe place.”
And yet, Eagle Heights reported more incidents in the documents we obtained; one says, “There are many new Syrians that are posing risks and our staff is doing the best they can.” Other schools reported similar experiences.
Then there are the double standards:
“Muslim students are allowed to leave early on Friday’s – so that they can pray.”
Gee, I wonder if other kids at taxpayer funded, secular schools in Ontario — you know, kids from non-Muslim households – I Wonder if they ever receive a pass to get out of class early, like their Muslim peers…
WATCH to see my complete report, and tune in tomorrow for Part Three, about the situation in Edmonton, Alberta.
PS: Southwestern Ontario is about to get another shipment of Syrian migrants: six thousand to be precise; and that’s just this autumn alone.
In the meantime, I’m still waiting on comment from the School Board. I’d still urge them to contact me, because, from the looks of it, things are only going to get worse.