Federation in the news: 22 News 1/05/24

Police investigating swastika found inside Longmeadow High School

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Last week, Longmeadow Superintendent Martin O’Shea notified his school system that a swastika was found inside the high school.

Families in Longmeadow were delivered what O’Shea called disturbing and disheartening news in an email sent last Wednesday. A symbol of hate speech, specifically a swastika, was found drawn onto a classroom whiteboard in the high school.

O’Shea communicated in his email the school’s ongoing work to helping those affected and how they’ll work to limit similar occurrences in the future by educating their students, stating, “It is important for us to reiterate the District’s steadfast commitment to fostering an environment that is free from prejudice and intolerance.”