Vanessa TylerAug 27, 2017, 5:59 pmAug 28, 2017, 11:35 am

Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Syosset High School

School security officer discovered swastikas spray painted on doors, windows on back of school


SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Long Island are investigating the spray painting of anti-Semitic messages, including swastikas, on walls, doors and windows of a high school.

Nassau County police say "MS13" and profanities also were found painted in the rear of Syosset High School. MS-13 is the Salvadoran-based street gang that has been blamed for more than 20 killings on Long Island in the past year and a half. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the graffiti.

Syosset School Board trustee Joshua A. Lafazan issued a statement decrying the graffiti. He said he will call for increased security at all of the district's 10 buildings.

Detectives believe the vandalism occurred between 2 and 4 a.m. Sunday.

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