AUGUSTA — Following the discovery of an antisemitic message at Cony High School this week, Principal Kimberly Liscomb said “consequences and education have been implemented.”

Liscomb declined to give details about the message that was discovered Tuesday, including whether it was inside or outside the school, noting that she could not share specifics because a student, who has been identified, left the message.

“Our school needs to be a welcoming place where students and staff members are part of a safe community,” she wrote. “Comments like these have no place in our school or our community.”

School officials will continue to monitor the school and its culture and will address any concerning issues, she said.

While the message was not a direct threat to either students or staff, the school’s resource officer was alerted.

On Friday, the Augusta Police Department confirmed it had taken a complaint of criminal mischief at the high school, and the matter is under investigation.

Liscomb said she can’t say for certain whether the message was related to the Israel-Hamas war, but the timing and content suggests it is related.

Augusta Police Officer Christopher Hutchins said no other reports of either antisemitic or anti-Muslim messages have been made this week in Augusta.

In July, multiple swastikas and racial slurs were spray-painted onto objects at Mill Park, which police said they were investigating as a felony-level offense and potentially a hate crime.

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