MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Minneapolis police are investigating after hateful anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on a door at the Lake Harriet Community School's Upper Campus.
While the graffiti was reported to police on Thursday afternoon, the vandalism could have happened between Sunday and Thursday morning, according to the police report. A swastika and with the words "K---- must die" appeared to be spraypainted on an outside door at the school.
According to Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, this is the 17th anti-Semitic incident reported to the organization this year.
"Perpetrators of these types of incidents are intent on spreading a message of hate and challenging the openness and respectful atmosphere of our community," said Steve Hunegs, executive director of the region's chapter, in a statement. "Collectively, we must reject these chilling acts and the hate they represent."
Minneapolis Public Schools released the following statement:
“In the strongest terms, Minneapolis Public Schools condemns the anti-Semitic attack on our schools and community. We are working closely with the Minneapolis Police Department to find out who did this. Our schools should be safe, respectful and welcoming places for all of our students, families and community members. And we stand united against hatred in all its forms.”