USA - 2 Denver schools targeted with vandalism, antisemitic graffiti

Denver, CO
- Police in Denver are investigating two incidents of vandalism and hateful graffiti at two Denver schools.

George Washington High School and Denver Academy of Torah, a private Jewish school, were targeted by a vandal or vandals sometime over the weekend.

The department’s bias-motivated crime team is looking into the reports after a suspect or suspects threw rocks at windows at Denver Academy of Torah, breaking glass and damaging an electrical box, police said.

The team is also investigating a graffiti incident at George Washington High School. A suspect or suspects spray painted antisemitic, racist and homophobic messages around campus, according to school officials.

Police are not sure if the two incidents are related at this time.

In an email to parents Monday, the principal of George Washington High School, Kristin Waters, wrote, “we are doing everything possible to identify who is responsible for this horrific hate crime.”

Police said the suspect or suspects could face bias-motivated crime charges.