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Police charge teens for vandalism at Harriet Tubman school, neighbourhood in St. Catharines

Niagara police have charged two boys they believe were responsible for spray-painting racist and homophobic slurs onto a school in St. Catharines June 11, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News

Two teens are facing mischief charges in connection with a number of hate-related vandalism incidents in June in St. Catharines.

Both are facing 13 offences under $5,000 each after slurs were spray-painted on Harriet Tubman school, a school statue, two school buses, six passenger vehicles and some neighbourhood signs.

Police say a 14-year-old from St. Catharines and a 15-year-old from Niagara Falls are the accused.

The two are accused of beginning vandalizing a square area around George, Catherine, Albert and Louisa streets before 10 p.m. on June 11 based on security camera footage obtained by detectives.

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Both boys have been released to their respective guardians.

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The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information or video on the June 11 incidents can reach out to Niagara police or Crime Stoppers.

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