Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper says there is no room for racism in his community.
This after The Independent learned two public areas were defaced with racial slurs and swastikas Monday.
Napper confirmed public works employees went to work covering what he called “disturbing words” with a fresh coat of paint at the skateboard facility in McKay Park and at the washrooms in the Plympton-Wyoming Fairgrounds as soon as it was discovered.
“In light of what is going on in the world today it hit home with me,” says Napper referring to the acts of racial violence in the States recently. “Wyoming is a nice place and there is no room for this…Our community is not built that way; we’re built on values and we value everyone.”
The mayor suspects the graffiti was the work of young people with too much time on their hands.
Napper is asking parents to talk to their children to see if they’ve heard anything about the incident. If they have, the mayor would like them to step forward and talk to the Lambton OPP.
“I know all kids aren’t bad in the town, but the actions of one or two kids can certainly upset people,” he says.
“No one in Wyoming wants to tolerate stuff like this,” Napper added. “If they think it’s a joke, it certainly isn’t a joke. It’s disturbing to people.”