Note reading 'Jews will burn' found in Connecticut middle school

The note is the latest in an uptick in antisemitic incidents across the United States.

By JTA
October 29, 2017 15:15
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A couple in southwest Charlotte, North Carolina, returned home after a Rosh Hashanah event to find a swastika and profanity written on their door. The profanity was blurred out by The Charlotte Observer.. (photo credit: RONALD GALE/THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE)

 
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A note reading “Jews will burn” was left on the locker of a sixth grader at a middle school in southwestern Connecticut.

The superintendent of the Wilton city schools, Kevin Smith, told parents of students at Middlebrook Middle School about the incident in a letter sent home on Friday.

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The letter said that students caught committing such acts “will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and subject to suspension and expulsion, according to Connecticut News 12.

Swastikas were found drawn on the walls of the middle school’s bathroom twice this month, according to the report. A student confessed to one of those incidents.

In a letter sent home to parents earlier this month, the school’s principal said: “The student was not personally intending to make an antisemitic statement. Of course, this in no way decreases the negative impact this has had on our school community.”

Meetings were scheduled with the school’s parent community to discuss the incidents.

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