Flags at all Waterloo Catholic District School Board schools and administrative sites have been flying at half-mast since May 31st, as a sign of respect for the 215 children and youth whose graves were recently discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in British Columbia.

The period of mourning (215 hours long) was to end tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 9th.

However, to mark the tragic, anti-Muslim murders this week in London, Ontario — and to stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters — all WCDSB flags will remain at half-mast until the end of the school day on Friday, June 11th.

As a Catholic community we pray for the victims of this senseless act of terrorism, and join as one to condemn racism, bigotry and hate, in all its forms, anywhere.