Greenwich police identify juvenile in school swastika vandalism case

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GREENWICH — Police have identified a juvenile responsible for drawing a swastika at Old Greenwich School, an act that has shaken the community and prompted calls for discussions on antisemitism and tolerance.

The Greenwich Police Department’s Special Victims Section announced that the juvenile and their family are cooperating with detectives.

The department emphasized their commitment to thoroughly investigating crimes of hate and bias, ensuring that law enforcement services are equitably provided to everyone in the community.

According to the department, the preliminary investigation suggests that the vandalism was carried out thoughtlessly, without regard to the symbol’s painful historical connotations or the distress it could cause.

Despite the cooperation, the investigation will continue until the juvenile court proceedings are complete.

In the wake of the incident, the Greenwich Police Department is urging parents to talk with their children about the impact of antisemitism and hate.

They stress the importance of nurturing a culture of kindness and acceptance, believing that these values are essential to fostering a safer and more welcoming environment for all.

Resources for parents looking to have such conversations are available at the Anti-Defamation League’s website, ADL.org.

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