School officials are taking action after a swastika was found etched into the locker of a student at Wilton High School, according to a letter from the principal posted to the school’s Web site.
Principal Robert William O’Donnell said the “school community was deeply troubled and saddened” to discover the vandalism on Monday and that the affected locker panel was replaced immediately.
“We identified the responsible party and assessed the impact on those immediately affected,” O’Donnell wrote. “We also consulted with the Wilton Police Department, through our school resource officer.”
It’s not clear if the person suspected in the vandalism is a student. O’Donnell did not elaborate on the repercussions, but said the school will enforce “consequences for behavior that violates [its] discipline code” and will open a dialogue about tolerance and respect.
“Working in concert with our student government, we will assess the tenor of and impact on the student body and seek proactive solutions to prevent such incidents from recurring in the future,” O’Donnell said.
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