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Principal responds to anti-Semitic graffiti reported at Newton North High School

Anti-Semitic graffiti has been reported in three separate incidents on Newton North High School’s campus, according to an email from the school’s interim principal obtained by The Boston Globe. These incidents come less than a week after student fans from Catholic Memorial High School chanted “You killed Jesus,’’ at a basketball game.

The graffiti is the latest incident fueling allegations of prejudice and anti-Semitism at the school. In interim principle Mark Aronson’s message to parents, he also referenced racist questions submitted online to organizers of the school’s Black Culture Day and another case of anti-Semitic graffiti in December, according to the Globe.

“Following these incidents, I spoke with students, staff, advisors, and resource officers to insure our students felt supported and safe,’’ Aronson wrote in a letter to parents. “In addition, I informed the attendees of Black Culture Day about these incidents and confirmed they would be addressed.’’

Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman said that the latest graffiti is not thought to be linked to the taunting chants exchanged at last Friday’s basketball game, according to the Globe.

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