GLEN ROCK, NJ - Members of the Glen Rock religious community released a statement Friday condemning the "anti-semetic graffiti found recently in the Glen Rock Middle School and High School."
The Religious Communities of Glen Rock includes clergy and laity from houses of worship in Glen Rock.
"These incidents directly affect school students and their families, school staff, and visitors to our school facilities -- and they are keenly felt throughout our Jewish community, and in all our congregations," the statement read. "Religious Communities of Glen Rock first formed decades ago to respond to a similar bias incident -- and we remain committed to fostering appreciation and respect for all faiths in Glen Rock and in the world."
A Glen Rock teacher discovered a swastika etched into a classroom wall on June 6, and about a week earlier, another was discovered drawn in a bathroom shared by the middle and high school.
The Religious Communities are joined by Mayor Bruce Packer and the Borough Council who released a statement on Friday condemning "any and all acts of hate."
The borough's Demorcrats also condemned the graffiti.
The Religious Communities "support school officials, students and their families, and all others in their efforts to address anti-Semitism and all forms of hate in our borough’s schools and throughout our town.
"We will continue to be a voice for mutual respect and acceptance within our congregations and our community. We are eager to collaborate with the school district, the Borough of Glen Rock, and community-wide stakeholders to implement relevant mechanisms to educate students and the public about all forms of intolerance, with the hope of creating a community that is safe and welcoming to all."