Feb. 28, 2019 By Christian Murray
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for scrawling swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols on a Rego Park playground last week.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was charged yesterday with aggravated harassment, according to news reports.
The boy allegedly drew dozens of swastikas and messages such as “Heil Hitler (sic)” in chalk over the school yard at P.S. 139, located at 93-06 63rd Dr.
The drawings were discovered by the school’s custodian on Friday morning. Students were off school for midwinter recess but the playground was open to the public.
“Truly unbelievable,” Council Member Karen Koslowitz wrote on twitter. “I am shocked that a 12-year-old committed this crime. It’s completely unacceptable and has no place in society.”
Truly unbelievable. I am shocked that a 12-year-old committed this crime. It’s completely unacceptable and has no place in our society. Thank you to @NYPDnews @NYPDHateCrimes for your swift action on this. https://t.co/hqymAktxpi
— Karen Koslowitz (@CMKoslowitz) February 28, 2019