December 11, 2014 1:14 pm

Winnipeg high school teacher investigated over Facebook comments

A Winnipeg teacher is being investigated over Facebook posts about aboriginal people.


WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg high school teacher is being investigated over social media comments about aboriginals that showed up on a Facebook page under his name.

A complaint was filed against Kelvin High School teacher Brad Badiuk after comments appeared that portrayed aboriginals as complaining about the past and seeking to grab the money of non-natives.

Kevin Hart, who works with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and who filed the complaint, said he is hurt and angry that someone who educates children could hold such views.

Hart complained to the Winnipeg School Division, which has filed an investigation and is determining whether the comments were in fact posted by Badiuk.

Attempts to reach Badiuk, who teaches technology at Kelvin, have been unsuccessful.

School division chairman Mark Wasyliw said the division is taking the complaint very seriously.

The division works to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students, he said.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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