Police are nvestigating hateful graffiti found at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey

New Jersey high school tagged with hateful graffiti

October 08, 2018 - 3:01 pm

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ (1010 WINS) -- Racist, anti-Semitic, and other hateful graffiti was found spray painted on a wall at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Saturday.

The graffiti included a swastika, ethnic slurs, and hateful messages to Hillary Clinton.

Images of the vandalism were shared on the Facebook page of Dov Ben-Shimon, the chief executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West New Jersey.

"We're deeply shocked and offended by the vile racist and hate-filled graffiti," he wrote. "Words and symbols of this kind are evil, shameful and stand in opposition to all that we value."

School officials told NJ Advance Media that the hateful scrawling does not reflect the values of the community.

"We are deeply saddened about the bias based graffiti that defaced Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School this past weekend. Such incidents are highly offensive and inflammatory," the district said in a statement.

Authorities from the local police force, Union County Prosecutor's Office, and Homeland Security did not immediately comment on the incident.