Shots fired at Jewish school for girls in Toronto; no injuries reported; police investigating

Police in Toronto are searching for multiple suspects after shots were fired at a Jewish elementary school early this morning, according to Canadian media reports.

CBC Canada quotes Insp. Paul Krawczyk of the guns and gangs task force as saying that the suspects had fired multiple shots at the the Bais Chaya Mushka school for girls from a vehicle.

There are no injuries reported in the apparent antisemitic attack, though the police inspector says the front of the building sustained some damage.

A Jewish advocacy group cited in the CBC report calls the incident “a clear, calculated and premeditated targeting of a Jewish school for girls.”

“The fact a school was targeted regardless of whether kids were present or not represents another worrying escalation in the violence Jewish Canadians have been experiencing,” the statement from the The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs reads.

Earlier this month, B’nai Brith Canada published its annual audit of antisemitic incidents, showing a dramatic rise since the October 7 massacre, in which Hamas-led terrorists brutally murdered 1,200 people in southern Israel and abducted 252 to the Gaza Strip.

Based on cases reported to B’nai Brith, including through work with police, there were 5,791 documented acts of violence, harassment and vandalism targeting Jews in 2023, more than twice the total in 2022.

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