Antisemitic messages left on playground at Mary Lin Elementary School
Mary Lin Elementary in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood was targeted with antisemitic messages over the weekend.
The messages, written in chalk on the playground, included swastikas and references to Hitler. A reader took these photos and notified police. Warning: they might be disturbing to some readers.
Principal Sharyn Briscoe sent a letter to parents notifying them about the incident.
“I am writing to make you aware that I was informed there was hateful vandalism drawn on our playground this weekend,” her letter says. “Several parents and neighbors alerted me to swastikas and hateful language written on the outside chalkboards. Please be assured that this is not tolerated by Mary Lin or Atlanta Public Schools. I have reported the incident to the APS Police Department, Facilities, and the Associate Superintendent’s Office. I have been assured that these remarks will be removed from our school before the children arrive at school tomorrow. I have also asked that the video footage be reviewed to try to identify the responsible party.
“Our plan at Mary Lin is to continue to promote our status as a No Place For Hateschool. We are committed to peace, respect, diversity, and acceptance.”