Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Mass. High School After ‘You Killed Jesus' Chants

Three incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti have been found at a Massachusetts high school in the days since students traded offensive chants at a basketball game against a rival school.

Newton North High School Principal Mark Aronson said in a letter to students that three instances of graffiti have been discovered at the school since Friday's game against Catholic Memorial High School.

Fans from Catholic Memorial and Newton North began taunting each other in the stands, with Newton North jeering, "Where are your girls?" to members of the all-boys school and Catholic Memorial firing back, "You killed Jesus" to students from the largely Jewish community, according to Robert Trestan of the Anti-Defamation League.

Both schools vowed to address the offensive comments with their students, and administrators at Catholic Memorial banned students from attending the school's championship game Monday at TD Garden.

Aronson referenced Friday's basketball game in his letter about the recent graffiti, but it's not clear who is responsible for the vandalism. Aronson did not go into detail about the nature of the graffiti.

He also cited other recent instances of racism and anti-Semitism, including an incident in December, when anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered on a bathroom wall at Newton North. 

Then, in February, someone anonymously submitted "four racist questions" to a website while the school's Black Leadership Advisory Club was gearing up for Black Culture Day, according to Aronson.

"I look forward to engaging our students and the community in a meaningful dialogue about how we can celebrate our diversity and draw strength from it. I encourage you to reach out to me should have have ideas about how we can move this conversation forward," Aronson said in the letter.

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