Police in Massachusetts investigate antisemitism at girls’￼ school
Police are investigating what’s being described as racist, homophobic and antisemitic graffiti found in a girls’ bathroom at a Massachusetts middle school.
According to The Salem News, the graffiti was found at the Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers, according to an e-mail sent to parents by Acting Co-Superintendents Keith Taverna and Mary Wermers.
They wrote that “the Danvers Public Schools condemns this type of behaviour and will continue to educate our students on hate speech,” adding that the district was “committed to building an inclusive community where everyone belongs.”
Town Manager Steve Bartha said that the graffiti included several profane words and a symbol.
The small Massachusetts town has previously come under scrutiny over alleged racism and homophobia on the high school hockey team, and the Town Manager, Police Chief and the town’s Human Rights and Inclusion Committee are reportedly planning to make a database of incident available to the public.
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