ACTION ALERT: Tell the Ontario College of Teachers that Mr. Bonello should not be allowed to return to school
ACTION ALERT: TAKE ACTION NOW!
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is greatly disappointed after the Ontario College of Teachers made the decision to only suspend Martin Gaeton Bonello, a construction technology teacher in the Peel District School Board, for a period of six months after making racist remarks towards a student.
“The fact that Mr. Bonello was only suspended for six months sends the wrong message”, says NCCM’s Executive Director Mustafa Farooq, “The reality is that Mr. Bonello’s remarks devastated the student. The student stated that he reported feeling like an ‘invisible person sitting in class’. The fact that a teacher can racially abuse a student, and only face a slap on the wrist, is an insult to the notion of safe and inclusive classrooms”.
We are asking everyone to call the Ontario College of Teachers and tell them that a teacher who tells Muslim kids that they look like they will blow up a classroom have no business in teaching.
Take Action Now! Call 416.961.8800 and let your voices be heard.