ECU Police investigate anti-Semitic message on bathroom wall


GREENVILLE, EASTERN CAROLINA - ECU Police say they are investigating a profane, anti-Semitic message found on a bathroom wall in a residence hall.

On Sept. 6, a resident adviser reported that someone scratched "F--- Jews" into the paint of the wall in a men's bathroom stall at Fletcher Residence Hall, police said. The letters were about an inch tall.

Police said they do not believe the message found on the bathroom wall was directed toward a specific individual, and that it was unrelated to a swastika that was spray painted onto the door of an off-campus apartment complex. Two ECU students are charged for that swastika incident, Greenville Police said.

(CLICK HERE: ECU students accused of spray painting swastika at apartment.)

Chancellor Steve Ballard released the following statement:

"Crimes of bias and crimes of hate will not be tolerated on campus or as a part of our campus community. Behaviors and actions of this kind violate our fundamental values of civility and inclusion, and will be aggressively investigated when they occur. We have a longstanding position of zero tolerance."

Ballard added that whoever is responsible will be held accountable.

Anyone with information is asked to call ECU Police at 252-328-6215 or use the anonymous crimes tips web page by CLICKING HERE.

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