GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police Chief Dean Ackermann said there is no evidence to support the swastika incident reported this morning at Glen Rock Middle School is related to the swastikas found at the school during the previous school year.
The chief released the statement just after 3 p.m. today after the school district put out a statement about the incident this morning.
Chief Ackermann said the school district reported the incident just after 11 a.m. this morning in which someone at the school, although there is no information regarding who, discovered the "two swastikas drawn in pencil in a boy’s bathroom located in the Middle School section of the building."
The matter is currently under investigation, Chief Ackermann said. Police have made all the appropriate notifications, and the school has reached out to parents and is following up with the student body.
The Glen Rock Police Department is proceeding with the investigation in accordance with the enhanced Bias Incident Investigation Standards issued by Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal earlier this year, Chief Ackermann said in a statement to the press.
Glen Rock Schools Superintendent Brett Charleston said earlier today, "We encourage parents to take this time to discuss this with their children. The Glen Rock Public School denounces the use of this symbol, as it symbolizes genocide, intolerance and hate."