CHICAGO (CBS) — School officials are investigating after a swastika was found scratched into a bathroom stall at Trinity High School this week.
Trinity High School president Dr. Corinne Benedetto said the Nazi symbol was found scratched in a bathroom stall on Tuesday, and was immediately removed.READ MORE: Patients Left With A Lot Of Questions After Center For Covid Control Testing Sites Temporarily Shut Down, State Investigates Complaints
Parents were notified of the incident the next morning, and the school has asked anyone with information to come forward.READ MORE: No Communication With Firefighters Before Baby Was Found Dead Outside Fire Station; Could Baby Boxes Be A Last-Resort Option In Cases Like This?
“Trinity High School is part of the Mission of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, a Catholic Order dedicated to social justice and espousing the central Christian value of caritas—love and humility before the sanctity of one’s fellow human beings. This act is abhorrent to us,” Benedetto said in an email.
The school also has notified River Forest police.MORE NEWS: A Look At The Role Of Chicago, Local Pastor Richard Redmond, And Then-Future Mayor Harold Washington, In Making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National Holiday
The incident comes on the heels of a string of other racist and anti-Semitic incidents at nearby Oak Park and River Forest High school. A 14-year-old OPRF student was charged with a hate crime after sending an image of a swastika to classmates’ cell phones last week. Before that, there were two incidents of racist graffiti at the school in the past few weeks.