Vandals deface Stockholm schools with swastikas

The Vasa Real school in Stockholm, Sweden

Swastikas were painted overnight on a Stockholm high school with a Jewish curriculum and on another one with many ethnic minority students, school authorities said Monday.

The Vasa Real school which offers classes in Jewish studies and Hebrew was emblazoned with pink and blue swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans, including “disgusting Jews” and the white supremacist insignia “1488,” school authorities said.

“During the night several walls were sprayed with racist markings,” police added in a statement.

“Horrible and unacceptable,” tweeted the local council’s school director Johanna Engman, as the graffiti was removed on Monday morning.

Swastikas were also painted on a nearby high school in Stockholm with a high proportion of ethnic minority students, school authorities said.