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Copenhagen Jewish school vandalised

Gaza conflict results in broken windows and graffiti in Østerbro


Graffiti on the walls of Carolineskolen (Photo: Scanpix)

August 22, 2014
13:30

by Ray Weaver


When students and teachers arrived this morning at Carolineskolen, a private Jewish school in Copenhagen’s Østerbro neighbourhood, they were greeted by shattered windows and anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of the school.

The school, which is home to 200 students, had apparently been vandalised sometime on Thursday night. 

The vandals cut through a fence to gain access to the property, according to TV2 News.

School remained open
Headteacher Jan Hansen said it was the first time anything like this had happened at the school, which held classes as usual, although some parents decided to keep their children home. 

The children who did make classes attended a meeting at the school about the situation.

“We have explained to the children that this has arisen due to the conflict in Israel,” Hansen told TV2.

“We feel far removed from that conflict. We’re just a Jewish school in Copenhagen.”

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Carolineskolen caters for children aged six to 16.



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