A boy, who is Jewish and autistic, attended a Clark County School came home one day with a swastika carved into his back.
Here’s What Happened
The FBI is investigating an alleged hate crime in Las Vegas after a mother claimed her nonverbal, autistic son returned home from high school with a swastika carved into his back.
The mother, who wished to remain anonymous, reported the incident to both local law enforcement and the Clark County School District, which has sparked an investigation.
The boy’s mother explained that her son is the only student at the school who wears a kippah, and his service dog’s equipment bag had been tampered with.
She has since withdrawn her son from the school, stating that it is an “unsafe environment.”
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, local police conducted an investigation but found no evidence indicating where the injury came from.
They interviewed staff but had little camera footage to review due to the lack of cameras in classrooms, locker rooms, or bathrooms.
The school district released a statement saying that they do not tolerate discriminatory behaviors that contradict an inclusive community and impact student safety and well-being.
They also urge anyone with additional information related to the case to contact school police immediately.
Photos of the boy’s injury appear to show evidence of someone using a narrow object to repeatedly scratch his skin, leaving light gashes in the shape of a swastika.
The FBI is reportedly investigating the incident as a hate crime.
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