Threatening graffiti
Threatening graffiti at Rancho Bernardo High School Image from CBS 8 broadcast

The Anti-Defamation League offered Thursday to match Rancho Bernardo High School’s $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for threatening graffiti at the school earlier this week.

“We hope this reward facilitates the quick apprehension of whoever is behind this hateful vandalism” said Tammy Gillies, ADL San Diego regional director. “The graffiti, which included a swastika and ‘KKK’ imagery, impacts the entire community.”

“We also know that, in the Jewish community, the swastika is a particularly troubling and hurtful symbol. We commend the San Diego Police Department for investigating these hateful acts.”

Some 20 threatening graffiti messages discovered on Monday morning prompted a massive police presence on the campus, and no violence occurred.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is encouraged to speak directly with the San Diego Police Department and Rancho Bernardo High School administration.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism and continues to expose hate groups, training law enforcement and developing anti-bias education programs for students.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.