Oliver woman who screamed at high school students over vaccine and mask mandates pens apology letter – Penticton News

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An Oliver woman who was caught on camera shouting obscenities and slurs at high school children last week has penned a public apology.

Silke Schulze wrote a letter which obtained local newspapers. She had been at Southern Okanagan Secondary School Feb. 11 while an anti-vaccine-mandate protest in support of students planning a walkout took place.

The Times-Chronicle, which covers the South Okanagan, posted the letter Friday afternoon.

They describe it as being “intended for the community.”

In the letter, Schulze, who was seen on camera calling a student a “stupid c * nt,” and questioning whether a student of color belongs in this country, said she is not racist and expressed a “deep and sincere apology.”

“There is absolutely no excuse for my behavior. Without question, I should have with 100 percent certainty practiced better control and conveyed my thoughts in a more respectful and responsible manner,” Schulze wrote.

“I have had mixed friends my entire life and am even proud to say that three of my five children are not of white descent either. I do not have any ill feelings about any race. I can not take back the mean and awful things I said to the minors at the school. I am, however, sick about the whole situation, more sorry than can ever be expressed and the awful impression I gave to the children. “

Oliver RCMP confirmed a woman has been fined $ 2,300 in relation to the incident for “intimidating or attempting to intimidate an individual, or otherwise doing or saying anything that could reasonably be expected to cause an individual concern for the individual’s physical or mental safety.” They did not confirm it was Schulze.

Read Schulze’s full letter below, as reported by the Times Chronicle:

I wanted to write this statement to express my deep and sincere apology in regards to the incident that happened at the Oliver secondary school.

There is absolutely no excuse for my behavior. Without question, I should have with 100 per cent certainty practiced better control and conveyed my thoughts in a more respectful and responsible manner.

The words, tone and actions I used were completely inappropriate, does not convey my true feelings and should have just never been used… to a minor, adult or otherwise.

I want to make it clear that despite the distasteful comments that I did make, I am not a racist. I too am from another country and therefore can relate to not being originally from here.

I have had mixed friends my entire life and am even proud to say that three of my five children are not of white descent either.

I do not have any ill feelings about any race. I can not take back the mean and awful things I said to the minors at school. I am, however, sick about the whole situation, more sorry than can ever be expressed and the awful impression I gave to the children.

Once again I want to apologize to all of those affected by my actions. My intent was never to cause anyone any harm.

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