Boy, 12, Arrested for Vandalizing New York School Playground With Swastikas

The boy also drew texts in chalk included 'Heil Hitler' and 'No Jews Allowed'

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the National Socialist Movement, a white nationalist political group, give Nazi salutes in Georgia, U.S, April 21, 2018.
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A 12-year-old boy was arrested for drawing dozens of swastikas and anti-Semitic messages on a school playground in New York City.

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The boy was charged on Wednesday with aggravated harassment for the symbols and messages including “Hail Hitler” and “No Jews allowed,” according to reports.

He was released by police to the custody of his mother and will appear in court at a later date. The boy’s name was not released.

The chalk drawings at P.S. 139 in Rego Park, in the borough of Queens, were discovered by the custodian on Friday, according to reports. School was not in session, but the playground was open to the public.

“Truly unbelievable. I am shocked that a 12-year-old committed this crime. It’s completely unacceptable and has no place in our society,” Council Member Karen Koslowitz tweeted Wednesday night.