Stanford police search for graffiti vandals who painted swastikas on frat house

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Stanford University Frat House Tagged With Swastikas

Stanford police are on the hunt for vandals who painted swastikas on a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house.

Swastikas were discovered on Saturday evening on the house, according to The Stanford Daily. A Stanford spokesperson told Buzzfeed another two residences were tagged with anarchy symbols. The president of the frat says he has no reason to believe an individual member was targeted.

PHOTO COURTESY: Daniel Mael
PHOTO COURTESY: Daniel Mael

Stanford University President John Hennessy condemned the incident saying, "I am deeply troubled by the act of vandalism, including symbols of hate, that has marred our campus. The university will not tolerate hate crimes and this incident will be fully investigated, both by campus police and by the university under our acts of intolerance protocol. This level of incivility has no place at Stanford."

The graffiti was removed the following day.

This incident comes just a few weeks after Molly Horwitz, who's running for Stanford University's student senate, accused the Students of Color Coalition of anti-semitism.

Additionally, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon lost its housing privileges last year for violating the university's sexual harassment policy -- though a university spokesperson doesn't believe the two incidents are related.

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