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Swastika, antisemitic threat graffitied on Minneapolis school door

The daubing was found at Lake Harriet Community Upper School.
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Graffiti comprising a swastika and an antisemitic slur has been found at the entrance of a school in southwest Minneapolis.

The discovery was made at Lake Harriet Community School's Upper Campus at 4912 Vincent Ave. S.

The perpetrator graffitied a swastika along with the message: "K---- must die."

The use of the K-word, a derogatory term for a Jewish person, along with the swastika drew swift condemnation from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).

"The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) condemns the swastika and hateful graffiti scrawled on an exterior door of the Lake Harriet Community School’s Upper Campus," the statement said.

"We have been in close contact with Principal Walter Schleisman, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, and Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson’s office about this situation. We appreciate their swift response to this disturbing incident.

"This is the 17 antisemitic incident reported to the JCRC in 2019. Perpetrators of these types of incidents are intent on spreading a message of hate and challenging the openness and respectful atmosphere of our community. Collectively, we must reject these chilling acts and the hate they represent."

Minneapolis police told BMTN they don't have any details about the incident right now, but they have opened an investigation.

"The recent spike in hate incidents both nationally and locally directed against Jews and other minorities is deeply disturbing," the JCRC added.

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