Canadian Jewish Girl Lit on Fire by Anti-Semitic Thug in School (Video)
An anti-Semitic thug lit a young Jewish girl’s hair on fire while shouting slurs at her in a Winnipeg school.
The JTA Reported
A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.
Winnipeg police have charged the 15-year-old boy with assault with a weapon following an investigation of the Nov. 18 incident in the hallway of a local high school. Police say he confronted a 14-year-old girl and made the slurs before pulling out a cigarette lighter and singing her hair.
The girl did not suffer any serious physical injuries.
Police weren’t notified of the incident until Nov. 25 and arrested the boy on Dec. 4, CBC News reported.
Staff at the high school told the Winnipeg Free Press that the boy was suspended immediately, and he was later withdrawn from the school by his legal guardian.
Police said a possible hate crimes charge must be approved by Manitoba justice officials.
Investigators said the boy’s Facebook page contained posts of an “anti-Semitic” and “Nazi” nature. A school official said the teens had exchanges on social media prior to the incident.
Shelley Faintuch of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg called the incident “a shocking act of violence that must not be tolerated.
Related: Two weeks ago five Muslim girls beat a Jewish classmate in Belgium. They screamed “Dirty Jew” as they beat her at a sports training center.