Swastikas drawn on dorm room doors in New York City

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — Swastikas were drawn on the doors of at least four dorm rooms at a Manhattan, New York university.

At least one of the dorm suites vandalized Saturday at The New School was home to four Jewish students.

One of the students tweeted a photo of her door.

The student, Sam Lichtenstein, told the New York Daily News that she broke down in tears after she saw the swastika on her door.

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The New School President David Van Zandt denounced the graffiti in a tweet and later in a statement.

“Our community standards are very strong and hate crimes are unacceptable at The New School. The New School is committed to tolerance, respect and diversity,” Van Zandt said in a statement hours after the graffiti was discovered.

Van Zandt said in a statement issued on Sunday that the New York City Police Department is “actively investigating” the anti-Semitic vandalism and the university is “cooperating fully.” He also said that he ordered an increase of security on campus.

A rise in such hate crimes has been reported since the election on Tuesday of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.

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