By Associated Press - Thursday, October 4, 2018

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Officials are trying to determine who painted anti-Semitic symbols, including a swastika and a reference to the Holocaust, in a pedestrian tunnel at a university in North Carolina.

Appalachian State University associate vice chancellor Megan Hayes told the Winston-Salem Journal the graffiti was found last Sunday. It was on a wall in a tunnel that is frequently painted with murals and information about school events.

Hayes says that within an hour of it being found, students had painted over it. She says university officials don’t know who did it.

A picture of the graffiti was posted on the Facebook page of the Watauga County NAACP. It shows a Jewish Star of David with an anti-Semitic message, as well as a swastika on a red flag.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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