Severed pig’s head left on Pride crosswalk at school in central Alberta

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. – RCMP say a severed pig’s head was deliberately placed in the center of the Rainbow Pride sidewalk at a school in central Alberta.

Police said they are investigating a possible hate crime that targeted Graminia School in Spruce Grove, Alta., which has a gay-straight alliance club.

The head was discovered Sunday morning and RCMP say its placement in the center of the crosswalk appears to have been intentional and designed to inconvenience students, staff and parents.

RCMP believe the pig was domesticated and the head severed with a bladed instrument.

Officers are looking for any information about recently missing or mutilated pigs and are asking butchers and meatpackers who have recently sold or had a pig’s head stolen to contact Parkland RCMP.

Spruce Grove is about 34 kilometers west of Edmonton.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 19, 2022.


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