Swastikas found in a school bathroom in Maryland

The Washington area has registered several antisemitic episodes in the past few weeks.

Nazi Swastika (photo credit: REUTERS)
Nazi Swastika
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Two swastikas were found in a bathroom in a school in Maryland, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
According to the DC-based newspaper, police and school officials are investigating the incident, after a student uncovered the drawings at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Montgomery County.
“A part of our vision at B-CC is to create a sense of belonging for every student in the building, and drawings like those found yesterday work to prevent us from realizing this vision,” acting principal Shelton Mooney said in an email notifying parents about what happened. He added that those responsible would face consequences.
The Washington area has registered several antisemitic episodes in recent weeks.
Last week, a George Washington University student posted a Snapchat video filled with antisemitic slurs, while in October the Washington Hebrew Congregation was vandalized with what was described by local Jewish agencies as “anti-Israel and hate-filled messages.”
The Washington Post also reported that according to Montgomery County school system officials, since the beginning of the school year, other episodes involving swastikas on the county’s campuses have been recorded.
JTA contributed to this report.