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Graffiti found on Jewish school building in Montreal; Artist says he meant no harm

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Montreal, QC – Police in Outremont, Montreal, were investigating disturbing graffiti on a Jewish school on Monday morning.

Chaverim Shomrim of Montreal-Tosh received a phone call reporting the incident on Monday morning, and immediately contacted police.

The graffiti was found on the Belzer High School, located on Laurier street between Park and Jeanne-Mance. It appears to have been painted on Motzei Shabbos. It reads “one scythe fits all”. A “scythe” is a knife.

Police were reviewing security cameras to try and gain information on the suspect(s).

Initial fears were the message was antisemitic in nature. However, based on comments left on an Instagram account linked to the suspect, see screenshots below) it appears that may not have been the motivation.