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Vanderbilt University Police investigating anti-Semitic vandalism on campus

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Posted at 9:44 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 11:00:43-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Vanderbilt University Police responded to a report of anti-Semitic graffiti at the Central Library on Tuesday.

It was released in the Vanderbilt News that a student discovered anti-Semitic comments and a swastika drawn in ink on a study carrel.

The graffiti has since been removed.

Currently, it is not known when the vandalism occurred, and no suspects have been identified. However, Vanderbilt University Police have opened an investigation and plan to share information with Metro Nashville Police Department, as well as the Tennessee Fusion Center and the FBI.

Vanderbilt University stated that they are "committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff."

They went on to say that they "wholeheartedly reject anti-Semitism and its symbols, and the abhorrent ideology associated with this act of vandalism has no place on our campus. Vanderbilt does not tolerate language or actions that are bigoted or intended to intimidate anyone in our community. We remain deeply committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact VUPD immediately.