Hate Crimes

Student drew swastika at Howard High School, officials say

Student drew swastika at Howard High School, officials say

Police and school officials in Howard County have identified a student involved in drawing a swastika and a phallic symbol in the snow at Howard High School over the weekend, according to Howard County police.

School staff discovered the drawings in the snow on the field hockey field Tuesday morning and brushed the images away with a broom, according to school and police officials.

Howard Principal Nick Novak wrote a letter to the community about the incident Tuesday saying that the student body had been addressed and encouraged to share information about suspects.

“This hateful act goes against the values we share at Howard High School and will not be tolerated,”...

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