SOUTHINGTON – Police and education officials are investigating after a sheet was found at Southington High School that included the slogan “reject degeneracy” and the name of a Massachusetts white supremacist group.
On Monday, School Superintendent Steven Madancy said the sheet’s presence was discovered early that morning on a fence near the girls’ softball field.
“The sheet was immediately removed prior to the start of the school day and the Southington Police Department was contacted. They are currently investigating this incident,” Madancy wrote in a release.
The sheet, according to school leaders, included the tag of NSC 131. It’s the name of a group led by Christopher Hood, a Massachusetts man who was arrested this week in connection with a fight that broke out as his group protested a drag queen story hour in Boston this summer. Hood was charged with fighting in a public place, according to NBC Boston.
The group’s name stands for Nationalist Social Club.
Madancy asked anyone with information to contact police.
“The district takes all acts of hate and vandalism seriously and will work in collaboration with the Southington Police Department to fully prosecute any such individuals found to be responsible,” he wrote.
Fliers claiming to be from the same group were found scattered in Meriden neighborhoods on the city’s west side in July.