After hateful graffiti found, Minneapolis school shows support for Jewish community

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After anti-Semitic graffiti was found at a Minneapolis school on Thursday, the school came together to show love for the Jewish community.

Students and members of the community gathered Friday morning to draw support messages in chalk on sidewalks at the school.

Police said they received a report Thursday after the graffiti, including a swastika and a hate-filled message scrawled on a wall, were found at Lake Harriet Community School's Upper Campus.

Friday, members of the Jewish community said that while the act of vandalism hurts, it feels good to see the support they've received in response to the hate.

"We feel very heartened today by seeing this outpouring of support, especially from young kids here," said Anthony Sussman of the Jewish Community Relations Council: Minnesota & the Dakotas. "There is no place for hate in our society, especially here in Minneapolis."

Sussman says he believes the gesture will bring some light to a dark situation. "At the JCRC, we deeply appreciate what we're seeing here today."

The Minneapolis Police Department is working to find the person responsible for the graffiti.