Boucher Statement on Anti-Semitic Graffiti

September 9, 2014

Hartford, CT – State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) released the following statement today re: the discovery of a swastika etched into a school locker at Wilton High School this week.

“At a time when the world’s eyes are on tensions in the Middle East and anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head, this should never be tolerated; we should use this as a teachable moment to bring the history of Israel and its struggles to our students.

“Sadly, hate crimes can take place anywhere, and the measure of a community is not whether they occur, but how a community responds.”

Senator Boucher is the Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee.