LIVE NOW /
Watch Good Morning CT at Nine

Police investigating anti-semitic imagery written in bathroom stall, Hamden High School

New Haven

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Who scribbled anti-Semitic symbols and words inside two restrooms Wednesday at Hamden High School?  That’s what Hamden authorities are working to uncover.

“I was really shocked when I heard about it,” said Jadeika Williams, a student at the school. “I didn’t think something like that would happen at our school.”

Hamden Board of Education member, Walter Morton IV, told us the “incident is being investigated by school security in conjunction with Hamden PD.”

News 8’s Mario Boone broke this story on Facebook and Twitter Wednesday night after concerned parents gave us a copy of a statement sent home by the school’s, Superintendent Jody Goeler. One mom even wrote News 8 directly saying she was scared for her son to go back to school.

Morton said he wants the culprits held accountable for their actions.  

The Anti-Defamation League condemned the hate messages saying, in part, “We are upset to hear of anti-Semitic graffiti at Hamden High School, but we are heartened by the school leadership’s swift and comprehensive response.”

“Nobody should get hate for whatever for they’re doing, like, how they look or their religion or anything,” said student Katelyn Andrus.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

CT Checkup: The Purple Pantry Boxes project in Milford collects donations, feeds neighbors experiencing food insecurityWhat started out as one pop-up pantry to feed a community in need has now grown to eight and counting.

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "CT Checkup: The Purple Pantry Boxes project in Milford collects donations, feeds neighbors experiencing food insecurityWhat started out as one pop-up pantry to feed a community in need has now grown to eight and counting."

Sen. Blumenthal pushing for billions still available in PPP to go to small and minority-owned businesses

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Sen. Blumenthal pushing for billions still available in PPP to go to small and minority-owned businesses"

Buried body found in shallow grave behind Branford restaurant during police investigation involving missing East Haven woman

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Buried body found in shallow grave behind Branford restaurant during police investigation involving missing East Haven woman"

Waterbury community comes through for those who lost everything in 3-alarm apartment fire

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Waterbury community comes through for those who lost everything in 3-alarm apartment fire"

New Haven clergy members, community leaders voice concerns about possibility of schools reopening

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "New Haven clergy members, community leaders voice concerns about possibility of schools reopening"

CT Checkup: Prospect supermarket chain raises money for local food banks with 'Round-Up Program'

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "CT Checkup: Prospect supermarket chain raises money for local food banks with 'Round-Up Program'"
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss