Swastika drawing discovered in Montgomery County school bathroom

A school in Montgomery County has removed a drawing of a swastika that was found in a boys bathroom.

The pencil drawing of the anti-Semitic symbol was discovered Wednesday at Silver Creek Middle School. Police and school officials were called and the drawing was removed.

In a letter sent home to parents from the principal Dr. Traci Townsend, officials at say

"Our children need to understand that certain images, words, and actions, regardless of intention, are hurtful, inappropriate, and disrespectful. We are very saddened by this incident," read a letter sent home to parents from principal Dr. Traci Townsend. "Once the culprit(s) are identified, consequences will be administered in accordance with the MCPS Student Code of Conduct. This behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Silver Creek Middle School."

"I urge our community to work together to support our children, teach them to make good decisions, and engage them in conversation about respect, kindness, and empathy," Townsend's letter said.