Police in Piedmont, California, investigate swastika and “Hitler” graffiti at local high school
Police in Piedmont, California, have released a statement saying that the Piedmont High School campus has been graffitied with antisemitic material.
Neither the school nor the police have released pictures of the markings, but the school district said that the school gym was vandalised with a swastika and the word “Hitler”, both written in chalk.
The Piedmont Police Department said that it is working closely with the school to investigate the graffiti.
California’s “terrorising threats” statutes hold that drawing a swastika on private property and various kinds of public places, including schools, is a hate crime that can be punished by a custodial sentence and a fine.
The Piedmont Unified School District Superintendent, Randall Booker, said that “Eliminating antisemitism and its long history of hate and persecution is a collective effort.”
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