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Anti-Semitic Vandalism Rattles Rye High School

Rye High School (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Rye High School (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

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RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Rye High School‘s stately stone facade evokes images of the Ivy League and people usually feel safe and protected in the upscale corner of Westchester County.

But anti-Semitic vandalism has been found on the site and the school district’s website says people are appalled and disturbed.

“Designs that resemble a swastikas on the windshields,” Police Commissioner Williams Connors told WCBS 880′s Sean Adams.

Connors said that sometime Monday into Tuesday, vandals smashed windows at the high school and in a classroom trailer then etched sloppy swastikas on three school vehicles.

“Most likely it would be considered a hate crime,” Connors said.

At this point, there are no suspects, but police are reviewing surveillance footage.

Over the weekend, there was another incident at the school. Someone raised a Harrison flag at Rye High School. There is a bitter rivalry between the two, but, so far, police don’t see a link.