Saturday, February 11, 2006

a follow up on the racist anti-semitic graffiti at a west hartford middle school

two GIRLS were responsible. i am of course more shocked at this. girls are capable of hate and violence of course. i shouldn't have made assumptions otherwise. what goes through someone's mind to make them spew hate AND at such a young age? when i was in middle school (well there were NO middle schools in my day, there were elementary then junior highs) i was an idiot. i was a know it all, i shot my mouth off but i KNEW the difference between right and wrong. i knew what was unjust and hateful. these girls should have as well

Girls Admit Drawing Offensive Graffiti Racial Slurs, Swastikas Were Found At Middle School In West Hartford
By CAROLYN MOREAU Courant Staff Writer February 11 2006
WEST HARTFORD -- Two eighth-grade girls confessed that they scrawled about 100 swastikas, anti-Semitic comments and racial slurs on walls inside Sedgwick Middle School, school officials said Friday.The two - not identified by police because of their age - were charged with third-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace.The two were referred to juvenile court in Hartford. Police said their investigation determined this was an isolated incident and did not target any specific students. No other arrests are expected, police said.The vandalism occurred sometime after the school day ended Feb. 6. The girls used purple, blue and black markers to draw the swastikas and other offensive comments on doors, windows and walls inside a bathroom and down the interior hallways of the school.Custodians worked late into the night cleaning the school, after police collected evidence.Board of education Chairman Jack Darcey said the incident appears to have been the girls' own idea and not the work of any organized group. "They thought they would do a little graffiti," Darcey said. "But this is very serious, even though the girls may not have thought it was. They are in very serious trouble."..........

2 comments:

CGG said...

Does make you wonder about their parents doesn't it?

a rose is a rose said...

i live within a mile or so of this school. YES it makes me wonder. (i typed some things i just erased. they were nasty). as i said NO excuse. i was an asshole when i was their age. YET i knew one NEVER should have beliefs as they have. i never thought about it. i just NEVER had those beliefs