Swastikas found at Arizona high school

High school in Phoenix, Arizona vandalized with swastikas, pentagrams.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Swastikas (file)
Swastikas (file)
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A high school in Phoenix, Arizona was vandalized recently, with swastikas and what appear to be Satanist symbols scrawled in a school stairwell.

According to a report by AZ Central Monday night, a teacher at Phoenix Camelback High School discovered two swastikas and two “Satan stars” – likely referring to pentagrams – in a school stairwell, Phoenix Union High School District spokesman Craig Pletenik said.

Pletenik said Monday that “an investigation is ongoing” into the vandalism, though no security cameras were pointed towards the stairwell in question.

The drawings were first spotted Thursday afternoon, and were removed by staff members by Friday morning.

"School administrators and security personnel monitor stairwells on a regular basis, and no one saw the markings earlier in the school day,” Pletenik said.

In December 2016, vandals in Chandler, a neighboring town roughly 20 minutes southeast of Phoenix, twisted a Jewish family’s menorah into the shape of a swastika during the Hannukah festival.

Three teenagers were later arrested in connection with the vandalism, and were sentenced to serve 30 hours of community service, along with writing an apology letter to the victims and paying restitution. They were also ordered to meet with a Holocaust survivor and write an essay on what they learned about the Holocaust and how their desecration of the menorah affected the community.