Officials: Arrests possible in Greenwich swastika case

Officials say the four teenagers who allegedly painted an 11-foot swastika on Guilford Lane last weekend are students at Greenwich High School.

Police are talking to prosecutors about making arrests in the case. According to authorities, the crime will most likely be treated as vandalism rather than as a hate crime because it didn't target a specific group.

While some neighbors say painting the swastika was merely a prank, Rabbi Andy Sklarz, of Greenwich Reformed Synagogue, says any symbols or pejorative words that suggest hate against any minority should be taken seriously.

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei and local residents have stressed that this was a one-off act of vandalism, and they don't want it to taint the neighborhood's reputation.

The accused teens are expected to be in court later this month.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."