EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

Swastikas drawn in yearbooks at a Sandy school, administration investigating

May 26, 2022, 10:00 PM | Updated: May 27, 2022, 8:48 am

Photo credit: Waterford School Facebook page.

SANDY, Utah — Administrators at a private school in Sandy are looking into why swastikas were drawn in some of the school’s yearbooks.

Andrew Menke, head of the Waterford School, didn’t say how many yearbooks were drawn in or how the school learned of the situation. However, he can confirm that they were drawn by students in middle school.

He says the investigation is internal right now but could expand depending on what administrators discover in their investigation. Menke says there are roughly 1,000 students that attend the school.

“We are taking this matter very seriously,” Menke told KSL NewsRadio. “There is absolutely no place for any hatred or bigotry at Waterford.”

Further, Menke said the school is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and belonging among their students.

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Swastikas drawn in yearbooks at a Sandy school, administration investigating