Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, city officials, school officials, members of the clergy, and community members came together on Monday at Columbus Park to update the public about the investigation into the malicious and hateful graffiti attack on city and school property over the weekend. Some of the graffiti included swastikas and racial slurs.
Police Chief Leo Sacco, School Superintendent Roy Belson, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Diversity Director Diane McLeod, and members of the clergy, including Temple Shalom Rabbi Braham David, all spoke at the press conference. The investigation into this incident is active and anyone with any information is asked to contact Medford Police.
“Today we again say with one voice that these hateful messages and symbols will not be tolerated in our community…in our home,” said Mayor McGlynn. “Today we again say with firm resolve, there is no room in the City of Medford for intolerance; Today, we again re-affirm our promise to our children that their home, the City of Medford, is a place of understanding and inclusion…a place of harmony and a place of peace.”