On Thursday there were two swastikas and ‘Hail [sic] Hitler graffiti found on the wall of Alan C. Pope High School in Marietta.
The Cobb County Police Department told CNN it was not investigating the incident because it was picked up by the school board. CNN has contacted schools in Cobb County for comment on the investigation, but has not received a response.
“The students and parents were rightly scared and concerned about what was going on,” said Rabbi Larry Sernovitz of the Kol Emeth Temple, which serves around 400 families in the community. He learned of the incident from a member of his congregation whose child is a student at school.
Sernovitz says he and six other rabbis are working together to address concerns about recent anti-Semitic incidents.
“There were a lot of families and students who told similar stories, not just at Pope High School but across the district,” he told CNN.
Sernovitz added, “We have received incredible support from all over the region, from faith communities, from churches, from the Islamic Speakers Bureau, from everywhere saying, ‘We are with you. “”
“We recognize that Yom Kippur is vitally important to members of our Jewish community and have decided to postpone our regular meeting to ensure that as many members of our community as possible can attend,” the statement said.
Alan C. Pope High School is located approximately 30 miles north of Atlanta. The school is part of the Cobb County School District, the second largest school system in the state.