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Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Gottheimer raises alarms over anti-Semitic graffiti

Swastikas appearing at North Jersey Schools

By Nikita Biryukov, September 30 2019 11:42 am

Rep. Josh Gottheimer raised alarms over a spate of anti-Semitic graffiti that has appeared in North Jersey schools in recent weeks.

“These incidents are entirely unacceptable and they will not be tolerated in our schools or our communities here in North Jersey,” Gottheimer said. “Every incident of hate-motivated graffiti or vandalism must be reported and investigated, and those responsible should be held accountable.”

On Friday, officials disovered a swastika etched into an auditorium chair at Memorial Middle School in Fair Lawn.

A day earlier, Glen Rock officials found two swastikas in a bath room at the town’s middle school.

“I am fully committed to working with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the FBI, our mayors and councils, religious leaders, school administrators, and parents to ensure that instances of bias, hatred, and anti-Semitism are swiftly addressed,” Gottheimer said.

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