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Swastika, racial slurs found at Rockland High School

Rockland police are investigating after a swastika and racial epithets targeting African Americans were found at the town’s high school on Thursday, officials said.

The swastika was found carved into a classroom table, while the racial slurs “were found written elsewhere in the school,” school officials said in a press release .

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Rockland School Superintendent Alan Cron and Rockland High School Principal John Harrison denounced the racist graffiti.

“The Rockland Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment,” Cron said in the release. “We will not tolerate hate speech of any kind.”

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School officials contacted police soon after the graffiti was discovered, the release stated.

They Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP have been contacted to provide guidance to the school going forward, the release said.

“We are committed to investigating these incidents and ensuring a safe learning environment for all students, staff and community members,” Harrison said.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com
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