June 28, 2018
DATS RITE U WITE MUFFUGGAHS
Since black people can’t swim whitey needs to get charged!
Charging a teacher with criminal negligence causing death a year after Jeremiah Perry drowned during a field trip to Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park is an “important step in ensuring that a tragedy like this never happens again,” the Toronto high school student’s family says.
The charge against Nicholas Mills, 54, of Caledon was announced Thursday by Ontario Provincial Police.
Jeremiah’s father, Joshua Anderson, released a statement through his lawyer that says the family is “relieved” by the news. It also says the family has been “living in a constant state of shock and sadness” since early July 2017.
“This last year has felt like an eternity for my family and I, but we understand that it takes time to fully investigate a tragedy like this,” he said.
Mills had organized the field trip, which was part of the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) REACH program, according to Const. Catherine Yarmel, spokesperson for the Killaloe detachment of the OPP.
Police previously said that six adults — two teachers and four outdoor education specialists — had accompanied the students on the outdoor-education excursion, as part of the board’s summer-school curriculum.
“As the co-ordinator, he was responsible for the design of the Algonquin trip itinerary and he was also the team leader assigned to the Jeremiah Perry group that day,” said Yarmel, noting that Mills is not in police custody.
Mills remains on home assignment, school board spokesperson Ryan Bird said Thursday, noting he hasn’t set foot in a classroom since Jeremiah’s death due to an internal probe.
Look, I’m not sure how it is in America, but here in Canada even if your school is planning to walk you one block down the street to a hockey rink (not a meme, actual weekly event at rural schools here) you need your parents to sign a permission slip which has all the information of what you’re doing. This gud boi’s parents had to have known he would be around the water and that he couldn’t swim. This man should not have been charged, and certainly not placed on leave for a year.