Students rally against swastika painted at Bowie State University

Students rally against swastika painted at Bowie State University

The main gateway of Bowie State University. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons/M. Chambers)
The main gateway of Bowie State University. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons/M. Chambers)

[WTOP]

BOWIE, Md. — In the wake of an online threat against Howard University and its students, as well as ongoing racial tension at the University of Missouri, students at Bowie State University have rallied against the painting of a swastika on campus.

The historically black school says the graffiti was discovered on a column on the patio of the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center.

Campus police photographed the graffiti, which was removed by campus staff.

“It’s not something that we take lightly. It’s a threat to the safety of our campus,” senior TeAna Brown told Fox5.

Yet Brown says she feels safe on campus.

“Especially now,” says Brown. “If we had swept it under the rug, I would be concerned.”

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