AMHERST (AP) — A Massachusetts college has launched a criminal investigation into what the school’s administration calls “an act of blatant and deplorable anti-Semitism.”

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash said in a message to the campus community that the act occurred in a residential area on Tuesday morning.

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A spokesman for the school in Amherst says no additional information is being released because it’s an ongoing investigation by campus police.

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Lash also asked anyone with information about the incident to contact campus police, as well as to report previous incidents, including anti-Semitic graffiti, that authorities may not know about.

He called all incidents “acts of cowardice intended to intimidate and hurt all of us.”

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