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Swastika Found at Mass. School

5th such incident at Cambridge Rindge and Latin in last week



    Swastika Found in School Bathroom

    Authorities are investigating after five anti-Semitic messages were found at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in the last week. (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016)

    School officials in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are investigating after disturbing and hateful images and messages were found inside school bathrooms at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.

    "The best we can hope for is the person whoever did it, maybe it's a group, they didn't really understand the full meaning and didn't do it to a certain person to cause a lot of harm," said student Antonio Garcia.

    The superintendent of the district says there have been five cases of anti-Semitic graffiti at the school this week.

    "Both the language and the symbolism is specifically anti-Semitic language," said Dr. Kenneth Salim.

    Three of the symbols and messages were discovered in three different boys' bathrooms earlier in the week. Two more were found Thursday in two different girls' bathrooms.

    "Having a lot of friends who are Jewish and come from all sorts of backgrounds, just that symbol drawn was just like horrifying to me," said student Dina Voevodsky.

    In one of the images obtained by necn, there's a swastika and a reference to President-elect Donald Trump.

    The message appears to be written in red marker.

    School officials say they’ve contacted the attorney general's hotline for bias-related harassment.

    "It's a very welcoming school, you can find people from all kinds of backgrounds, both racial and financial, it's really made the school feel like a less welcoming place in a way," said student Leonardo Escobar.

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