Police investigating vandalism incident at Oberlin College faculty member's home as a hate crime

Authorities are currently taking a look at a vandalism incident at a college professor's house in Oberlin.

According to The Chronicle, police said a "threatening note" with anti-Sematic language was left at the home. 

The newspaper said the city's police chief declined to comment further.

Oberlin College officials sent the following email to students:  

To the Oberlin community:

It is with deep outrage and sorrow that we report that one of our colleagues and his family were the victims of a cowardly, hateful act last night. The outside of their home was vandalized and a note left behind that included antisemitic and threatening language. The Oberlin Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime. 

As the General Faculty discussed yesterday, this is a moment of great stress and consternation, both nationally and locally. We will need each other’s continued compassion and support at this time; please take care of yourselves, your families, and your loved ones. As our community grieves for the loss of dignity and personal/physical safety that comes with these sorts of vile attacks, these events also can galvanize us in our resolve to fight bigotry and hatred wherever and whenever they occur. 

In addition to each of our offices, Oberlin has many resources that are available to you should you need personal support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.

To report a bias incident or safety concern off campus, please call 911/Oberlin Police Department; on campus, call Oberlin Safety & Security or notify the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (775-8555).

Marvin Krislov
President

Tim Elgren
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Andrea Kalyn
Dean of the Conservatory

Meredith Raimondo
Vice President and Dean of Students


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