Officials: Swastikas Spray-Painted In Pa. College Bathroom

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 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.

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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.

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