November 30, 2021


Nuts about home

Pope Large College bogs defaced in among 2 Jewish holidays

Rabbi Sernovitz stated the defacement occurred for the duration of Shabbat Shuva, in among two Jewish holidays– Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

ATLANTA — Cobb County dad and mom are worried following bogs were vandalized with anti-semitic photos at Alan C. Pope High Faculty in Marietta Friday. 

In accordance to a mother or father, the instructor and scholar association posted about the graffiti on Fb

The put up said, “On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I can’t believe THIS is what we are discussing but previous night our learners arrived property conversing about destruction of home at our university thanks to a TikTok craze that has infiltrated Pope, but also we saw very disturbing images of swastikas and  messages of dislike painted on walls.”

The publish ongoing, “Numerous will get in touch with these teenage pranks, but these are detest crimes– and destroying property and thieving from your university is a felony.”

A district spokesperson issued a statement Tuesday about the defacement and the school’s disciplinary actions.

“At any time college students misbehave, and in this case disrespect, individual learners, folks groups, and their university, we come across it unacceptable. The principal has engaged with neighborhood groups who have been impacted by this student habits, and all applicable District policy and legislation will be used.”

11Alive also obtained of copy of the letter that Pope Large College despatched out to mom and dad and pupils in reaction to the bogs becoming defaced. 

“As you may possibly be mindful, this 7 days, I have spoken to and been assembly with involved learners, mother and father, and group customers about an incident that unfolded this 7 days on our campus.

Quite a few college students have defaced our gorgeous school with hateful graffiti and also damaged our facilities. As we examine, I want to assure you that we will hold individuals accountable accountable to our district policies and relevant state legal guidelines.”

The school’s principal also resolved the defacement especially and stated it will not be tolerated. 

“The Cobb County University District is 1 of the most varied school districts in the nation. We get pleasure from a huge variety of racial, ethnic, spiritual, and cultural diversity among the our inhabitants. At Pope Superior College, we are happy to be a welcoming, safe and sound, and thoughtful neighborhood for all of our students. Disturbing acts like what transpired this week have no location in our district or at our school and will not be tolerated.”

Rabbi Larry Sernovitz  also addressed the Temple Kol Emeth community in a letter. 

“My coronary heart is breaking as I compose this letter to you. I spent all morning and early afternoon at Pope Substantial College responding to an act of Antisemitism and vandalism which took put yesterday. Along with other functions of destruction in the college constructing, swastikas and the phrases “Heil Hitler” were composed on the bathroom partitions.”

Rabbi Sernovitz  met with Pope High School’s principal and the university student system at the stop of each lunch period Friday. 

In accordance to Rabbi Sernovitz’s letter, quite a few students who defaced the bathrooms have been recognized. 

“There will be adhere to-up and the encouragement of initiatives to instruct the Pope community how to be an ally and converse up against hatred and intolerance,” Rabbi Sernovitz wrote. 

Rabbi Sernovitz explained the defacement happened for the duration of Shabbat Shuva, in among two Jewish holidays– Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. out?v=wICWBN1iKSA