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Pride flag torn down and burned at Stoughton, Sask. high school

The festival ran virtually from July 16th to 26th this year, and concluded with a Virtual Pride Community Celebration on Sunday.
The festival ran virtually from July 16th to 26th this year, and concluded with a Virtual Pride Community Celebration on Sunday. Stoughton Central School / Facebook

Students and staff are “disappointed” after learning the Pride flag at Stoughton Central School was torn down and burned Wednesday.

The high school held its flag-raising ceremony Monday.

Keith Keating, South East Cornerstone Public School Division spokesperson, said this is the first time the school has flown the flag for Pride Month.

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While the students are upset, Keating says they will continue to be supportive of the school’s gay-straight-alliance and LGBTQ2+ community.

RCMP Sgt. Brian Neilmeyer said the flag was destroyed sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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Fillmore RCMP detachment is currently investigating the incident as mischief.

WATCH (May 11, 2019): Moose Jaw Pride is showing its colours with a new mural that represents the city’s LGBTQ history.

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