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2 children responsible for racist graffiti at Georgina, Ont. park: police

A York Regional Police cruiser at the service's Richmond Hill station. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police say they have concluded an investigation after graffiti was located at a park in Georgina, Ont.

In a press release, York Regional Police said just after 8 a.m. on March 22, officers were called to Constable Garrett Styles Park in the area of Laurendale and Terrell avenues.

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Officers said areas of the park and equipment had been vandalized with anti-Black and offensive graffiti.

Later the same day, police were called to a house in Georgina after two children confessed they were responsible.

Police said the children were “remorseful for their actions.”

Due to their age, one of the children was given a warning. Police said they discussed the consequences with the child’s family.

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The older child was eligible for the community referral program, an alternative resolution for youth that have committed a criminal offence.

Police encouraged parents to have an “ongoing dialogue” with children about how their actions impact the community.

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