Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cath. Students Taunt Jews with Anti-Semitic Jeer; Yell "You Killed Jesus" at Newton, MA Game Fans

After students from Newton North High School in Massachusetts chanted "Where are your girls?" and anti-gay slurs to fans of the Catholic Memorial School basketball team -- who came from an all-boys' school -- the fans of the visiting team came back with their own taunt: "You killed Jesus!," the Jewish Press website reports today (March 13, 2016).

Anti-Semitism in Newton -- a Boston-bordering city with a heavy Jewish population -- is still fresh in the minds of residents after a third anti-Semitic incident in less than a year took place at the F.A. Day Middle School earlier this month.

"Burn the Jews" was scrawled on the wall of the boys' bathroom in the school last week, as it also had been last October. In January, a swastika was discovered imprinted in the snow near the school.

Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman said he found the basketball incident "incredibly upsetting and troubling." He called the Anti-Defamation League about the incident and planned to discuss the experience with the students at school tomorrow (March 14).

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