Menorah vandalized on Northeastern campus
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Two students are in trouble after a Menorah set up for Hanukkah was vandalized on the Northeastern University campus.
The vandalism of Northeastern’s prominent Menorah has left Jewish students like Solomon Ovadia asking, “Why?”
“I wish it didn't happen, but it did. It shows that there is anti-Semitism everywhere but still I was happy to see that the university took care of the matter very quickly,” Ovadia said.
The university's president called the vandalism “disturbing.” The school sent a campus-wide email alerting students of the crime.
“The only way I found about it was from the email from the president. There’s been no photos, there’s been no description of what actually happened,” said Jane Cassingham, a student.
The Menorah was fixed within hours and was put back on display. The university has not yet disclosed how the Menorah was damaged, but said two students have accepted responsibility.
“I can't see why someone would do it. We’re a very tolerant city, we’re a tolerant school. The fact that this happened is a little off-putting,” said Ted Bednarcik, a student.
And with the Hanukkah holiday one week away, students didn’t let hurtful act keep them from celebrating proudly.
“I feel very safe. The campus has always been very open-minded about any religion and this is the first time I’ve heard of any incident of the sort,” said Ovadia.
The university said the students that came forward are facing immediate disciplinary action.