Anti-Semitic graffiti left at Cumberland school

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CUMBERLAND — Jewish and civil rights groups on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitic graffiti found over the weekend at Greely Middle School.

“It is the JCA’s understanding that the Cumberland Police Department is actively investigating this incident,” Emily Chaleff, executive director of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, said in a statement. “It is important that these types of acts be condemned, and that the individual (or individuals) responsible are held to account.”

“This vandalism is not who we are,” Greely Middle School Principal Kimberly Brandt said in a letter, according to the JCA. “It is not what we do. We are a community who stands up and speaks up against bias, prejudice and discrimination.”

Derrek L. Shulman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England, called on anyone with knowledge about the Cumberland graffiti to call the police at 829-6391 and report the crime.

— Bangor Daily News