On Tuesday, another Swastika was found scrawled on North Campus Residence Hall (NCRH) at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. This incident has followed a string of vandalism- all of which involved Swastikas.
“We were notified of another drawn swastika discovered this morning, February 22, in a residence hall,” Curry College said Tuesday in a statement, adding that the Milton Police Department “immediately responded and continues to investigate all incidents.” It continued, “We are determined to keep our campus a safe, welcoming, and diverse place of learning. We will continue to diligently address these matters while also offering support and care to our community, and importantly to any and all individuals directly affected.”
As it stands, last Wednesday, a swastika was graffitied in a laundry room, and another hateful message threatening Black students and specifying the date February 22 was discovered. On February 10, Jewish students told the student-run Currier Times that administrators should enhance the college’s security measures, emphasizing that antisemitism on campus has been a persistent problem. “They know the time and the place but can never identify who it is,” freshman Kaitlyn Follis said. “Having security cameras in various public places would be helpful.”
Another student named Max Silverman said, “I am Jewish, and I don’t feel safe and protected here at Curry right now because of the 20 something swastikas, language, and comments that have been written on numerous walls in mainly NCRH, the Student Center, and in the Miller Field House as well.”
In response to the incidents, Curry College President Kenneth Quigley said, “Perpetrators of hate crimes are typically brought under criminal prosecution and, in some cases, can also be prosecuted civilly. Criminal sanctions include imprisonment up to 2.5 years,” Quigley said, adding that the college will reward $10,000 to anyone who discloses information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or group who graffitied the messages and symbols.