PRINCETON, N.J. – Anti-Semitic fliers started spewing out of printers at Princeton University, seemingly at random, the school said Friday as it announced an investigation into the hateful spamming.
The school said other universities have reported similar incidents but did not specify which ones. PIX11 News has reached out to Princeton for further details.
A single-page flyer containing an anti-Semitic message was sent to several printers in Princeton’s network Thursday and Friday, according to the school. The university is working to block any further messages from coming through.
“Princeton regards any actions making the atmosphere intimidating, threatening or hostile to individuals as serious offenses,” said Michele Minter, vice provost for institutional equity and inclusion. “These flyers are offensive and contrary to the values of the University, which is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Princeton attaches great importance to mutual respect, and we deplore expressions of hatred directed against any individual or group.”
It’s not clear who sent the messages or from where the fliers originated. Anyone with information in the case should call the Princeton Department of Public Safety at 609-258-1000.
If anyone receives a message like the ones sent to the printers, they are urged to call either Public Safety; Debbie Bazarsky, manager of diversity and inclusion in the Office of Human Resources at (609) 258-9460; Cheri Burgess, director of institutional equity at (609) 258-8504; or the University Hotline at (866) 478-9804.