Arrest made in connection with swastika incident at Hudson school


Arrest made in connection with swastika incident at Hudson school
Hudson Police Department arrested a man in connection with swastika drawings at Quinn Middle School. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

HUDSON – A Hudson man has been arrested in connection with drawing swastikas at Quinn Middle School earlier this month.

According to information released by the Hudson Police Department, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, officers responded to a report of swastikas being drawn in the dirt of the middle school’s softball field. An investigation into the origin of the drawings was still ongoing when the department received another such report on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

On that day, according to police, officers responded to the softball field and located a 19-year-old Hudson man who was suffering from a mental health crisis. The department connected that individual to services to address his mental health crisis.

A further investigation led the department to issue a summons for the 19-year-old male to appear at Marlborough District Court to face a charge of vandalizing property in connection with allegedly drawing swastikas in the dirt of the softball field.

Since the man was summoned, his name is not being released. It will be released upon his arraignment in Marlborough District Court, according to police.

“The swastika symbol has a well-known history of hatred, anti-Semitism and racism, and such symbols have no place in Hudson,” said Chief Richard DiPersio. “I want to thank the members of the community and school department that helped us identify and charge a suspect in this case.”

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