West Hartford School Investigating Swastika Found In Classroom

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Officials at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford are investigating a swastika that was found on the back wall of a classroom on Monday.

Principal Dan Zittoun said this is an “atypical situation,” but the school is looking into the matter and has sent a letter home to parents regarding the issue. The letter said the symbol was three inches in size and was written in green marker.

“Our schools are too good and our students work too hard to be marred by the actions of a select few…symbols of hatred, racism, and anti-Semitism have no place in our vision for our students and our community, and there is absolutely no place for these behaviors and actions in our schools, ” Zittoun said in the letter.

Zittoun also said in the letter that besides disciplining those who are found to be responsibile, the teachers and student leaders will work together to open a dialogue about protecting students and creating curricula to “build greater capacity and understanding.”

The West Hartford Police Department’s school resource officer has been notified of the incident as well.

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