After MB Swastika, First Selectman Says, “Continue to Stand Up, Speak Out”

After last Friday’s report of a swastika found graffiti’d on a sign at Middlebrook School, first selectman Lynne Vanderslice issued a statement:

“Friday’s report of a swastika at one of our schools is upsetting and unacceptable. No child should ever be made to feel they are not welcome at our schools or in our town. Any symbol of hate, particularly a swastika, has no place in Wilton or our society.

“On behalf of the Town, I want to express support for the Jewish members of the greater Wilton community. I have contacted Rabbi Bearman and members of the Wilton clergy.

“Though I firmly believe this action and others are not reflective of Wilton as a whole, we must continue to stand up and speak out against acts of hate in our community. We must continue working together to ensure they do not happen again.”