Protester who screamed at students at Southern Okanagan Secondary school has trial date set for next spring

Trial set for school protestor


A woman who was fined $2,300 for shouting obscenities and slurs at high school children in February is headed to a two-day trial next spring.

Silke Schulze appeared in Penticton court on Wednesday for an arraignment hearing.

Schulze was caught on camera screaming at high school students on Feb. 11 at the Southern Okanagan Secondary School following a confrontation over mask mandates.

Members of the freedom convoy movement attended the school, even though the Access to Services (COVID-19) Act was passed in November 2021 to protect those who provide services and to prevent disruptive behaviour from affecting schools.

RCMP later confirmed that the person seen in the video was identified and issued a $2,300 fine.

A few days later, Schulze wrote an apology letter, which was published in the local newspaper.

Dan McLaughlin, the spokesperson for the BC Prosecution Service, said that the trial is set for March 29-30, 2023 and will be in Penticton Provincial Court.

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