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“Kill Them All,” Swastika Found on Bathroom Wall in Ohio High School

A swastika and the words “Kill Them All. 2/1/18. For the motherland,” were found written on a boys’ bathroom wall at Wooster High School in Ohio, The Daily Record reported Tuesday.

School superintendent Michael Tefs said the threat “seems to have very little credibility,” but would still “take this very seriously.” Security measures include placing all Wooster district buildings on lockdown, and cancelling recess.

Tefs vowed to find the culprit and prosecute “to the fullest extent of the law.”

The Wooster Police Department issued a press release Tuesday evening calling the threat a “horrifically immature and insensitive act,” and promised “significantly increased security around our school system, especially at Wooster High School, until this investigation is complete.”

This isn’t the first time Ohio has seen a swastika at an academic institution. In September, two swastikas were discovered at Ohio University in Athens. In January of last year, a swastika was painted on the front sign of Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.

Contact Avichai Scher at or on Twitter, @avi_scher




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