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Swastika discovered at Calif. university dorm

JTA

Posted on Mar. 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

A swastika was discovered carved into a hallway bulletin board at a residence hall at the University of California, Davis.

Sunday night’s discovery comes on the heels of five other swastikas that have been found on the campus in recent weeks, according to the university. The first was discovered carved on the door of a Jewish student’s dorm room in late February; four more were spray-painted around campus earlier this month.

The swastika discovered by a resident adviser late Sunday night was 5 inches high by 3 inches wide. Police believe the swastika may have been carved into the board earlier but covered by fliers, according to the university.

The police took crime scene photos and fingerprints.

“This sort of reprehensible behavior is an affront to all of us,” said Fred Wood, vice chancellor for student affairs.

“We must be bold in addressing these and all other acts of hate and prejudice,” he added. “We must make our community more inclusive and welcoming. Everyone has the right to feel safe here.”

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