'You Killed Jesus,' Boston-area Youths Shout at Basketball Game

A group of Catholic school fans yelled the anti-Semitic epithet during the game at peers from a high school with a large Jewish student body.

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Newton North High School near Boston
Newton North High School near BostonCredit: Wikipedia

"You killed Jesus," basketball fans from a Catholic school shouted at peers from the Boston-area Newton North High School at a game held on Saturday, the Boston Globe newspaper reports.

The school, in a Boston-suburb, is known to have many Jewish students. Its team was playing against Catholic Memorial School, from West Roxbury, whose fans yelled the anti-Semitic canard, after Newton's diehards shouted at fans from the all-boys school: "Where are your girls?"

Newton Superintendent David Fleishman said of the Catholic kids' response that he "found it chilling."

The president of Catholic Memorial later apologized in a statement for the "abhorrent behavior" of the students.

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