- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on swastikas found in San Jose State University dormitories (all times local):

5:10 p.m.

The president of San Jose State says university police have determined that one of two swastikas scrawled at residence halls earlier this week was not a hate crime, and the other is still under investigation.

Campus President Mary Papazian said in a statement Thursday that police have identified two students behind the incidents, which occurred at two separate residence halls and are not believed to be related.

One of the swastikas was “accompanied by undeniably hateful, anti-Semitic language,” Papazian said. Police identified the student responsible and determined that the act “targeted no one in particular and is not by definition a hate crime.”

The second swastika was drawn on a white board in a common area of another dormitory and remains under investigation, Papazian said.

The swastikas were discovered Tuesday.


4:45 p.m.

Officials are investigating after swastikas and other hate speech were scrawled on two San Jose State dorm rooms.

KNTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2cqVcCY ) that the swastikas and hateful phrases were found at two separate dorms on floors that house first-year students. One swastika was drawn in a common area on a white board and the other was formed using name tags from room doors.

Investigators would not say what hateful phrases were written alongside the swastikas.

Campus President Mary Papazian said in a letter Wednesday that she and other campus leaders are committed to providing a safe environment to students and the surrounding community.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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