October 17, 2019

Swastika Flyers Found at Newport High School

Photo from Wikipedia.

Several flyers displaying swastikas were found at Newport Harbor High School, the same school whose students posted a photo of a swastika shaped out of cups.

According to the Los Angeles Times, school officials informed police about the flyers on March 10; there were around 10 flyers found around the school. No one has claimed responsibility for the flyers.

“We condemn all acts of anti-Semitism and hate in all their forms,” Principal Sean Boulton said in a March 13 statement. “We will continue to be vigilant with our stance, and the care of our students and staff.”

Students responded putting up messages preaching “kindness” around campus. Additionally, a task force was established at the March 12 Newport-Mesa Unified School District board meeting that will focus on creating a “positive culture” on campus, The New York Times reports.

The flyers come after a March 2 photo of several Newport Harbor students giving the Nazi salute, with a swastika formed out of cups underneath, circulated on social media. Two community town halls have been hosted since then on March 4 and March 6; the latter featured Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s stepsister. The campus Young Republicans Clubs is also spearheading an effort to remove “all hateful symbols” around campus, according to the Orange County Register.