Students at Paradise Valley High School were investigated after a Snapchat image of people lying on the ground in the shape of a swastika went viral.
“I don’t think it’s an issue because when people see I’m Indian, they realize it can’t be what they think,” he added.
Threatening graffiti at Wooster High School in Ohio is being taken seriously by local officials.
A teen taking a selfie might say “Manji!” the way Americans say “Cheese!”
Police reported that the man was drunk and armed with two knives.
The swastikas were discovered Tuesday at Andover High, located about 20 miles north of Boston, hours before the start of Hanukkah.
The LAPD considers the attack a hate crime, but it has no suspects because the incident did not show up on the synagogue’s security camera footage.
Residents said the swastika should not be vilified as it is an ancient symbol that only since the Nazi era has come to symbolize hate and racism.
Local officials made a quick decision to bust up the swastika using jackhammers and move it from the field.
“It’s horrible…. We try to be the sunshine in their day because these parents and these kids have a lot going on,” co-owner Jennifer Puckett said.