- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) - Officials say two swastikas were painted on bathroom doors in the library of a private liberal arts college near Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday (https://bit.ly/2bID2gH ) the president of Swarthmore College says two students found the symbols spray-painted in a bathroom stall in McCabe Library Tuesday night. The discovery was reported to public safety officials.

The design had been used in Nazi Germany and by other Nazi fascists as a party emblem and symbol of anti-Semitism.

The college says the symbols have been removed and its bias response team has been alerted.

Officials say those responsible face serious disciplinary consequences.

A co-editor with the student-run newspaper says there are plans for people to talk about the incident during an informal gathering.

Borough police say they weren’t notified of the incident.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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