Stamford Police say swastikas found outside city school
At least 8,300 people in Gaza have now been killed in the Israel-Hamas war.
Since the war started over three weeks ago, there have been more and more acts of antisemitism in southwestern Connecticut.
The latest act in Stamford involved swastikas found outside a school, according to police and a local rabbi.
"Any hatred and bigotry is uncalled for and we really need to nip it in the bud," said Rabbi Daniel Cohen, at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford.
Cohen says the swastikas were drawn on the tennis courts of the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering in Stamford.
"It's another reminder for all of us to stand strong against any form of hatred and ensure that every one of every faith certainly cannot only feel safe and secure but also really express who they are," said Cohen.
Police say the swastikas were found by students at the school Friday and may have been there for a couple of weeks because they were in a remote area.
Stamford public schools sent a notice to parents denouncing the acts.
Jewish leaders believe more needs to be done to stop the hate.
"We have college campuses where Jews are now afraid in many cases to walk. It's a society that will ultimately destroy itself," said Cohen.
Cohen says this Friday morning, the city of Stamford will be launching a kindness project to help the city become a beacon of greater light.