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 .
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org