Students Upset as Tomken Road Middle School Falsely Labeled Unsafe and Violent in Anonymous Letter
Students at Tomken Road Middle School in Mississauga are expressing their dismay after an anonymous letter, purportedly written by a teacher, circulated on social media, labeling the school as unsafe and violent. The letter, posted on Twitter on May 20, described a “state of crisis” at the school, citing incidents of students smearing feces on bathroom walls, engaging in physical aggression towards fellow students and staff, and pervasive bullying.
In response to the circulating letter, the Peel District School Board issued a statement announcing their investigation into the claims. However, in a subsequent statement released on May 26, the board clarified that the allegations made in the letter were exaggerated and did not accurately reflect the school’s vibrant community or the commendable work being carried out at Tomken Road Middle School. The board revealed that they had received feedback from students who were upset to witness their school being portrayed negatively online.