University hunting for vandal who carved swastikas in hallway of Jewish student’s apartment

Letty Burgin
Campus Correspondent

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

  • Michelle Feldman discovered nine swastika carvings in her apartment.
  • Because there were no suspects, the incident was reported as vandalism instead of a hate crime.
  • Arrests have yet to be made after swastikas were found carved in the hallways of a University of Central Florida’s (UCF) off-campus apartment.

    On April 26th, 21-year-old UCF student Michelle Feldman discovered nine swastika carvings in her apartment at University House, an off-campus apartment complex at UCF. Her discovery came only three weeks after she found her mezuzah (a traditional Jewish prayer box) smashed. Feldman reported both of the anti-Semitic acts to housing officials and the Orange County Sheriff’s department.

    However, because deputies could not locate any suspects in the case, the incident was reported as vandalism instead of a hate crime.

    University House resident Tiffany Sarg told Campus Reform that she was never contacted by the Sheriff’s office or anyone investigating the crime and only “found out about the event from seeing it in the news.” Sarg also said she considered the incident to be “messed up and discriminatory.”

    After the incident, University House sent an email to residents claiming that they would repair the damage immediately, increase security, and offered a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

    Via BayNews9.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @LettyBurgin

    Letty Burgin

    Letty Burgin

    Campus Correspondent

    As a Campus Correspondent, Letty reveals liberal bias on university campuses across the state of Florida. Letty is a student at Ave Marie University and is earning her B.A. in Political Science. 

    More By Letty Burgin

    LATEST TWEETS

    Kathy Restivo
    @KathyRestivo - 40 min ago

    UNC students blame capitalism, white supremacy for academic scandal http://t.co/Z5KyJArPtq via @campusreform

    SBU Republicans
    @SBRepublicans - 2 hours ago

    "This is not a matter of left or right, it is a matter of right or wrong." http://t.co/d4MxAYWYwm via @campusreform

    SBU Republicans
    @SBRepublicans - 2 hours ago

    We filed our FEC complaint after SBU held rally for Dem. congressional candidate http://t.co/FtSQyvPYgj via @campusreform

    Laura Doukas
    @LauraDoukas - 2 hours ago

    Students file FEC complaint after public university holds rally for Dem. congressional candidate http://t.co/FMTc1kXsg6 via @campusreform

    CampusReform.org
    @campusreform - 5 hours ago

    .@dartmouth students lecture on cultural appropriation, Halloween http://t.co/cjRbBTwkgc by @K_Schallhorn

    CampusReform.org
    @campusreform - 6 hours ago

    College retracts punishment of prof who dressed daughter in @GameOfThrones apparel http://t.co/mE6GQ7GZp6 http://t.co/xBwBLnQz4E

    Mark Lane
    @marknroolane1 - 9 hours ago

    @campusreform @ClemsonUniv @samantha_reinis A fine example of lib tolerance. Free speech and tolerance are for libs only! Got it !!!!

    Latest 30 Articles