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IUPD To Interview Juveniles For Anti-Semitic Act

The Indiana University Police Department was able to identify the juveniles based on security camera footage.

Goodbody Hall

Photo: Courtney Greene (Flickr)

Goodbody Hall on the Indiana University campus houses the Jewish Studies Department.

Officials at the Indiana University Police Department say juveniles are responsible for vandalism in Goodbody Hall on Tuesday. IUPD received information from a staff member that the word ‘Hitler’ and a swastika were written on a Jewish Studies Poster.

IUPD Police Chief Keith Cash says they with modern technology they were able to identify the alleged culprits.

“The next step is we contact their parents which has been done and then we coordinate with them to bring them in so we can interview them,” he says. “Once we complete that interview we then forward it to the prosecutor. They decide if they treat it as an adult or a juvenile and then we go for juvenile probation.”

Cash says he is unsure what motivated the juveniles to commit the hateful act. This comes  a week after former IU staff member Mark Zacharias was convicted of a Class B misdemeanor for anti-Semitic acts in the building that houses IU’s Jewish Studies program.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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