Swastikas found at Jewish school

November 14, 2008 6:56:37 AM PST
Police in a Westchester County city are increasing patrols around a Jewish day school after swastikas and a hate slogan were found scrawled on the wall of the kindergarten building.Police in White Plains say a groundskeeper at the Solomon Schechter School discovered the graffiti, along with a damaged wooden fence, on Monday. Police say the fence was pushed in, causing about $500 in damage. Empty beer bottles were also found strewn in the area.

Sunday was the 70th anniversary of "Kristallnacht," when massive violence toward Jews and their property erupted in Nazi Germany. The incident is being investigated as a bias crime.

Officials at the school sent an e-mail to parents about the incident.

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