Anti-Semitic Graffiti Discovered on UB's North Campus

March 20, 2012 Updated Mar 20, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

March 20, 2012 Updated Mar 20, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

Amherst, NY (WKBW)- University at Buffalo Police are now investigating vandalism at a Jewish organization's office on UB's North Campus. On Saturday, a student discovered a swastika carved into the door of the Hillel Campus Center for Jewish Life, along with a profane comment about Jews. The organization's banner that hung inside the University Commons was also ripped down and discovered by maintenance workers in the trash Monday.

"It is racism. It is singling out a specific group by putting up symbols of hate," said Jewish Student Joshua Anbar. "In this case, a symbol that is associated with the annihilation of six million jewish people. It's sad and pathetic this happens in the year 2012 and in the United States."

The University at Buffalo released this statement:

"The university strongly values the diversity of religious and cultural beliefs and serves as a public forum for the free exchange of ideas. Hateful acts such as this are contrary to UB's values and have no place on the UB campus."

UB Police say the suspects involved in this face criminal mischief and larceny charges or more, if an arrest is made.