Swastikas found etched into bathroom at Broward school hosting summer camp

Swastikas were found etched into the bathroom of a Broward County school that is hosting a summer camp for gifted elementary school students.

Keyla Concepción, a spokesperson for Broward County Public Schools, said in an email Thursday evening that someone found the graffiti Wednesday at Western High School in Davie and alerted the district. They were immediately removed.

Staff are now routinely checking the bathrooms before and after camp, Concepción said.

“Anyone determined to be involved in these hateful acts may face disciplinary measures, which include being withdrawn from the summer camp,” she wrote. “It is crucial that we condemn and actively discourage any form of hate speech or offensive imagery in our schools, fostering an environment of inclusivity, respect, and empathy for all.”

The camp for gifted students in grades three through sixth began last week and ends Friday, according to its website.

In recent months, three teenaged boys were found to be responsible for vandalizing multiple public spaces in Weston with racist and antisemitic messages, including swastikas spray-painted in the city’s Hunters Pointe subdivision.

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