Swastika Found Drawn on Desk at Silver Creek Middle School

Swastika Found Drawn on Desk at Silver Creek Middle School

Second incident in a year for Kensington school

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For the second time in less than a year, a swastika was found drawn on school property at Silver Creek Middle School.

Silver Creek Principal Traci Townsend sent a letter to families this week alerting the community to the drawing, a symbol of anti-Semitism and white supremacy, found on a desk. The swastika was found on Monday and was reported to police, Townsend wrote.

The drawing was removed by building services staff and the person found responsible will receive discipline in alignment with the Montgomery County Public Schools Student Code of Conduct, which outlines punishment ranging from community service to expulsion.

“A hate crime such as this is hurtful, unacceptable, and will not be tolerated,” Townsend wrote.

In May, Townsend sent a similar letter to families after a swastika was found on a boys’ bathroom wall.

On Saul Road in Kensington, Silver Creek has an enrollment of about 950 students, according to school system documents.

Two weeks ago, two swastikas were drawn in a first-floor bathroom at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, according to MCPS.

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