Massachusetts police investigating disturbing vandalism of Millbury High School track

Massachusetts police investigating disturbing vandalism of Millbury High School track

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Massachusetts police investigating disturbing vandalism of Millbury High School track

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A swastika was laid out in cinder blocks at Millbury High School in Massachusetts, sparking a police investigation — Millbury police

A swastika was laid out in cinder blocks at Millbury High School in Massachusetts, sparking a police investigation. (Millbury police)

A disturbing act of apparent vandalism in Massachusetts has led to a full-fledged police investigation, with authorities scrambling to identify a group of suspects who its believed constructed a swastika on a high school track in the middle of the night.

As reported by the Boston Globe, a group of four suspects were captured on video taking cinder blocks intended to hold down the baseball tarp at Millbury High School and forming them in the pattern of a swastika. The incident occurred at around 12;30 a.m. Monday morning, and it is unknown what the group of suspects were doing on school grounds at that overnight hour. Millbury police never saw the design in person, but viewed a photograph of the blocks as they were found by a group of early morning exercisers at about 5:30 a.m. Monday. The group of exercisers was so appalled by the design that they took it upon themselves to dismantle it after capturing it on their cell phone to preserve the image for police to review.

Police then matched the design with video footage, with it appearing consistent that the design was indeed formed in the shape of a swastika. According to the Worcester Telegram, the incident was brought to public attention by a Facebook post on a Millbury-dedicated group by one of the morning exercisers  who first discovered the design.

“They initially pass by a pile of cement blocks, which are used to hold the tarps down on the baseball field,” Millbury police said when releasing the video. “A short time later they return and two of the four subjects start selecting blocks and systematically place them down. …

“We are taking this matter very seriously.”

The police have reached out to the public in search of any leads, but have not revealed whether they have made any progress regarding potential suspects.

 

 

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