Swastikas found spray-painted at Atlanta suburb high school

“I want them to know this hurts many, many, many people. Not just Jewish people, not just kids at Centennial High School, it hurts our whole community.”

February 5, 2019 20:08
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(TNS)--Students at a North Fulton County high school arrived for class Monday morning to find swastikas spray-painted on the building and buses.

The district is investigating the antisemitic act at Centennial High School in Roswell, while parents and students say they’re appalled, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Principal Anthony Newbold sent a letter to parents condemning the vandalism.

“Graffiti and school vandalism will not be tolerated and our community rejects the hatred these symbols represent,” Newbold wrote. “Centennial is beautiful, and Centennial is strong. There is no place for hate here!”

Parent Wendy Frank said she contacted the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast office after hearing about the swastikas.

“I'm horrified. I'm so sad and I'm furious,” she told the news station. “I want them to know this hurts many, many, many people. Not just Jewish people, not just kids at Centennial High School, it hurts our whole community.”

The ADL’s director said they are trying to set up a meeting with the school to talk about education initiatives.

District spokeswoman Susan Hale also said North Springs High School found a small message reading “KKK rules” in a back hallway. Teachers discovered the message was written weeks ago, and the student is “receiving appropriate discipline.”


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