USA - Antisemitic and homophobic statements found in Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers

Danvers, MA
- Public school officials in Danvers said an incident of hate graffiti in a middle school bathroom is under investigation.

The district said "racist, homophobic and antisemitic graffiti" was found in a student bathroom at the Holten Richmond Middle School.

"A student or students wrote homophobic and racist statements, along with two swastika symbols," the school said in a letter to the community.

The incident is under investigation by police and the school administration.

"This hate crime and type of hateful behavior has no place in our Danvers Schools or any place in our community. It will not be tolerated. We are incredibly disappointed that this type of behavior has occurred in our school and understand the frustration of the community," the school said in a letter to the community.