Members of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation are saddened after discovering LSK Elementary School was vandalized early Monday, leaving the school closed from Monday to today (Wednesday) while the damage was repaired.
“We are outraged and saddened at the level of vandalism that has occurred at Lloyd S. King elementary school,” said Chief Stacey Laforme. “We will be cooperating fully with the OPP.”
Several windows and doors were smashed throughout the school. Orange spray painted graffiti read, “Hollow 6 gang” on the school and there were reports of numerous car break-ins around the same time along Onondaga Road, up the road from the school.
Construction equipment on the site of the school property was also damaged. The equipment is there because the school is undergoing construction of a long-awaited addition. The school held a ground-breaking ceremony there two months ago to mark the occasion.
“We were all deeply saddened to see someone choose to target our school where our youth come to feel safe,” said Chief Laforme. “This situation has devastated our community as a whole and we want to assure students, parents and the community that we are doing everything we can to assist the OPP with their continuing investigation into this matter.”
Not much is known about “Hollow 6 Gang” or where they originate, but social media was buzzing with chatter that it’s a group of youths on Six Nations.
A security alarm went off in the early morning hours of Monday, Apr. 25 alerting them of the danger. OPP received the report around 5 a.m. When police arrived, they saw several windows had been smashed and graffiti spray painted all over the school.
MCFN Chief and Council and the OPP are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
The OPP continues to liaise with the community as the investigation continues.