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Investigation intensifies into Bedford anti-Semitic incidents

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School and police officials have intensified their investigation into anti-Semitic incidents in Bedford’s schools after more swastikas were found and a number of posters with a cross and the initials BHS mysteriously appeared in the high school hallways.

Last fall, hateful graffiti and swastikas were found at Bedford High School and on an elementary school slide.

“Given how active this perpetrator or perpetrators are adds another sense of urgency,’’ said Superintendent Jon Sills, who is working closely with Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and Middlesex District Attorney Marion Ryan.

Meanwhile officials have taken disciplinary action against some Bedford High School youths after a swastika was found on a school-issued iPad Wednesday.

Sills said it appears that the youths were using a swastika combined with a fish as part of a group symbol they created for use in video game. The youths have been identified, but officials do not believe they are responsible for other anti-Semitic activities that have plagued the district in recent months.

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