Pope Superior University loos defaced in between 2 Jewish holiday seasons


Rabbi Sernovitz claimed the defacement happened during Shabbat Shuva, in concerning two Jewish holidays– Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

ATLANTA — Cobb County parents are anxious soon after loos had been vandalized with anti-semitic photographs at Alan C. Pope Substantial College in Marietta Friday. 

In accordance to a mum or dad, the teacher and scholar association posted about the graffiti on Fb

The post mentioned, “On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I can’t feel THIS is what we are speaking about but very last night our learners arrived dwelling talking about destruction of residence at our university thanks to a TikTok pattern that has infiltrated Pope, but also we noticed pretty disturbing photographs of swastikas and  messages of loathe painted on partitions.”

The article continued, “Lots of will simply call these teenage pranks, but these are dislike crimes– and destroying house and thieving from your faculty is a felony.”

A district spokesperson issued a statement Tuesday about the defacement and the school’s disciplinary steps.

“Whenever students misbehave, and in this situation disrespect, unique learners, people groups, and their university, we uncover it unacceptable. The principal has engaged with community teams who have been afflicted by this scholar conduct, and all applicable District coverage and legislation will be used.”

11Alive also attained of copy of the letter that Pope Large Faculty despatched out to mom and dad and students in response to the bathrooms staying defaced. 

“As you may well be mindful, this week, I have spoken to and been conference with anxious pupils, parents, and local community customers about an incident that unfolded this 7 days on our campus.

Many students have defaced our stunning college with hateful graffiti and also ruined our services. As we investigate, I want to assure you that we will hold those people dependable accountable to our district insurance policies and applicable point out laws.”

The school’s principal also addressed the defacement specially and explained it will not be tolerated. 

“The Cobb County University District is a single of the most assorted school districts in the country. We enjoy a broad wide variety of racial, ethnic, spiritual, and cultural variety amongst our inhabitants. At Pope Superior School, we are happy to be a welcoming, safe, and considerate local community for all of our pupils. Disturbing acts like what transpired this week have no put in our district or at our faculty and will not be tolerated.”

Rabbi Larry Sernovitz  also resolved the Temple Kol Emeth local community in a letter. 

“My coronary heart is breaking as I produce this letter to you. I spent all morning and early afternoon at Pope Significant University responding to an act of Antisemitism and vandalism which took area yesterday. Together with other acts of destruction in the university making, swastikas and the terms “Heil Hitler” have been written on the rest room walls.”

Rabbi Sernovitz  met with Pope Significant School’s principal and the college student entire body at the end of each individual lunch interval Friday. 

In accordance to Rabbi Sernovitz’s letter, various college students who defaced the bathrooms have been determined. 

“There will be comply with-up and the encouragement of initiatives to teach the Pope neighborhood how to be an ally and discuss up in opposition to hatred and intolerance,” Rabbi Sernovitz wrote. 

Rabbi Sernovitz explained the defacement happened all through Shabbat Shuva, in in between two Jewish holidays– Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  

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