May 17, 2022

Pennsylvania: Police Continue to Investigate Hate Symbol Found at Exeter Community Library Parking Lot

From WFMZ:

Police in Exeter Township are urging the people who drew a hate symbol in a library parking lot to come forward.

On Friday afternoon, a patron at Exeter Community Library notified staff about a pentagram, swastika and unreadable words drawn with a white foam. The library contacted police, which determined the foam was shaving cream.

On Monday morning, the library director said her staff found a anonymous note with an apology and a $50 donation in the book drop box. The note was allegedly written by “three irresponsible and stupid teenagers.”


Exeter Township police, meanwhile, said an apology is a first step, but they still have an investigation on their hands.

“At this point, they should just turn themselves in,” said Officer Sean Fullerton. “We’ll treat them fairly as we would any case that we investigate.”

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See Also:  Letter Apologizes for Swastika at Exeter Township Library (via Reading Eagle)

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