Curry College puts up $10K for info on campus hate graffiti

February 17, 2022 GMT

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Curry College will give $10,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest amid a string of on-campus antisemitic graffiti and racial threats.

Most recently, graffiti was found in a laundry room and a bathroom of a residence hall on Monday and Tuesday, college spokesperson Liz Matson said in a statement.

Officials found threatening language targeting the school’s Black community, with a specific date of Feb. 22, as well as racist hate language and a drawn swastika, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

“Hate has no home here and we will take every step possible to identify the perpetrator(s) and maintain the safety of our community,” the school statement said. Officials said offering a reward was a “hard choice under difficult circumstances.”

Similar incidents of racist graffiti have been reported at colleges across the state, the newspaper reported. At Curry, security and surveillance has been increased, including by Milton police. Students at the school rallied last week against the incidents of hate.