Corona del Mar High School is under investigation by police after Newport-Mesa Unified School District was informed of an antisemitic tagging vandalism on a student’s locker, over the weekend.
Corona del Mar High School Hate Crime Incident
Friday, the authorities confirmed that they are investigating the incident as a hate crime incident at Corona del Mar High School.
Latimes news reported that a photo that circulated online Sunday of the tagging was met with criticism, as some called for a police investigation and asked the school district how it would be protecting their Jewish students.
In response, district officers confirmed they were also investigating and have met with the Jewish Federation of Orange County.
NMUSD Spokeswoman Will Not Tolerate The Hate Crime Incident
NMUSD spokeswoman Annette Franco said that the behavior is unacceptable and “will not be tolerated in our schools.”
The Corona del Mar High School has since organized an interfaith inclusion committee that includes students, parents, community members, and local religious leaders in partnership with the faith group to discuss the hate crime incident and develop the next steps, which so far include a student-to-student education series.