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The Bobster
12-01-2015, 08:36 AM

School in hot water after telling students swastika is symbol of peace
By Chris Perez
December 1, 2015 | 12:31am

Administrators at an elite Bronx private school plan to hold an assembly to apologize to students for telling them swastikas were primarily symbols of peace.

Parents said Monday that officials at Ethical Culture Fieldston School sent emails over the weekend mentioning how The Post revealed that at least eight swastikas had been drawn across the campus — and that a student scrawled, “Hitler rocks!” on the cover of a notebook.

Administrators are also now considering adjusting the curriculum at the $45,100-a-year school to be more sensitive, a parent said.

“People were enraged when they read The Post’s story, and a lot of parents who didn’t know got on board and reached out to the school because of it,” the parent explained.

“I think The Post did a service. The story . . . sparked a shift in the community.”

Parents and students said Fieldston head of school Damian Fernandez and middle-school principal Kevin Jacobson both mentioned The Post in e-mails explaining the situation that had been unfolding on campus.

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