Emerson College probes swastika graffiti on campus

Officials say they're deeply saddened after "multiple offensive and hurtful acts of graffiti"

BOSTON (AP) — Officials at Emerson College are warning that those responsible for a series of swastikas scrawled on a campus building could face disciplinary action including termination or dismissal.

In an email Thursday, officials said a swastika was found scrawled on a bulletin board on Halloween. Another swastika was discovered Tuesday.

On Wednesday, swastikas were found scrawled on the door jams of every residential floor laundry room with the word “heil” accompanying one of the swastikas.

The officials said they were deeply saddened that members of the schools had to endure what they called “multiple offensive and hurtful acts of graffiti over the past few days” and said there’s no place on campus for cowardly and hateful behavior.

The email was signed by Emerson President Lee Pelton and others.

An investigation is underway.

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