Suffolk police: Antisemitic, racist graffiti found in Commack HS bathroom stall

The discovery comes barely a week after a swastika was found in a separate bathroom stall at the same high school.

News 12 Staff

and Thema Ponton

Nov 15, 2023, 10:53 PM

Updated 151 days ago

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Antisemitic and racist graffiti was found etched on a stall in the boy's bathroom Tuesday at Commack High School, Suffolk County police say.
The discovery comes barely a week after a swastika was found in a separate bathroom stall at the same high school.
In response to the incidents, the superintendent says the district will implement a new plan to combat antisemitism. It includes a visit from a Holocaust survivor, a Suffolk County detective talking with students about the consequences of hate crimes and a visit to a Holocaust museum.
"Such a negative way of being made inferior." said a Holocaust survivor who now lives in Garden City, as schools across Long Island report new antisemitic incidents.
Renee Silver, 92,  of Garden City, is hoping to make a difference by once again sharing her and her family's story about the horrors of the Holocaust.
Silver said, "One of my uncles, on November 1938, the first week after Kristallnacht, was beaten to death in Dachau."
Antisemitic graffiti was also found on a student's desk at Smithtown High School East. Suffolk County police are investigating that incident.


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