MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have opened an investigation after two swastikas and an anti-Semitic phrase were carved into a chair at Montclair High School. The third incident this school year.

According to officials, on March 2, an employee at the Montclair High School reported discovering the two swastikas and an anti-Semitic phrase carved into a chair in the school. This is the third incident this school year.

Parents were notified via letters that the swastikas were found Monday by a student who reported it to a teacher as they were gathered in large group instruction area at the school. 

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MHS Principal Anthony Grosso, wrote in an email that this was the "third act of hate" involving swastikas at the high school this school year.

He stated, "This will not be tolerated."

He went further, "I am troubled by events such as this, as this was an example of ignorance and calls for a need for education within our school and the community."



Three Swastikas Found on Desks at Montclair High School