US mayor announces plan to combat anti-Semitic incidents

Boston, USA – The mayor of a Massachusetts town whose schools have been targeted by a recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents has announced a plan to ensure students in the district feel welcome.

The office of Newton Mayor, Setti Warren, says the city has brought in attorney Richard W. Cole, a civil rights consultant, to work alongside Newton school administrators.

Mayor Setti Warren
Mayor Setti Warren

Warren says the city wants to emphasize its community values. He says he plans to hold a community discussion at City Hall.

Three incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti have been reported at Newton North High School since a March 11 basketball game at which student fans of the opposing team chanted, “You killed Jesus.”

The Boston-area high school has a large Jewish population.

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