Nassau Community College Student Arrested For Anti-Semitic VandalsBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
A student from Nassau Community College has been arrested for alleged vandalism. Jasskirta Saini, 20, was said to have drawn swastikas and other anti-Semitic images in the school.
News 12 Long Island reported that Saini has been arraigned on 12 counts of aggravated harassment. It was revealed that the hate messages he wrote included swastikas, Germany, KKK and Hitler. Officials confirmed that Saini drew the graffiti and other vandals in the school's G building on Friday, Dec. 17. Two fresh messages were found on Dec. 16 while some were dated back in October.
Apparently, the culprit did the act because he felt that he was being harassed by the Jewish community in Plainview. Saini used black and blue magic markers to draw the anti-Semitic images and comments. It was noted that this is the sixth time that a similar incident occurred over the last three months on campus. Surveillance videos have been a great help in tracking down Saini.
According to ABC 7 NY, the incidents started on Oct. 15 when three swastikas were discovered inside a men's bathroom. There were two more incidents that month, with graffiti found in more men's bathrooms.
This month, images of swastikas were found again on a stair handrail and on a wall on Dec. 7. On Dec. 16, several swastikas were again discovered in a men's bathroom.
Nassau County Police confirmed that they found Saini drawing two swastikas on the exterior wall of Building H and a KKK on the floor of F Building Cluster 225. The vandalisms were done inside the Nassau Community College campus.
There have been several reports of hostile acts done against minority students in campuses. This comes after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
Universities have been trying to pacify fears about the nation's future by organizing meetings and counseling sessions. There are concerns that Donald Trump's victory at the U.S. 2016 election has sparked backlash among the minority groups on campuses.