Two London teens charged in connection with homophobic and Islamophobic vandalism

Two London teens have been arrested after Islamophobic and homophobic slurs were spray painted on the front doors of a London High School on February 21.

A 15-year-old and 16-year-old were jointly charged with mischief and damage to property under $5,000 — the London Middlesex Crown Attorney's office was consulted on the hate crimes aspects of the case, according to London police.

Hateful words were scrawled in black spray paint across the doors at the high school on Trafalgar Street.

At the time of the crime Saleha Khan from the National Council of Canadian Muslims said she was "heartbroken" by the words as many students at the school were of Arab heritage, including Syrian refugees.

After the doors were vandalized the Thames Valley District School Board issued a statement saying nothing more than officials are removing the graffiti.