Oak Park-River Forest HS condemns swastika graffiti

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OAK PARK, Ill. — Swastika graffiti has been removed from the lobby of Oak Park-River Forest High School

A parent discovered the swastika on a window sill last week.

School officials say they don’t know who did it.

In a letter to parents, the school superintendent condemned the drawing, saying hate has no place at the school.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate crimes rose the year of President Trump’s presidential candidacy.   The FBI also reported around a 6 percent uptick in hate crimes from 2015 to 2016.

Earlier in the year, around 10 Jewish centers in the city received bomb threats.

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