Jewish Boy with Autism Returned from School with Swastika Carved into His Skin, Mother Says; FBI ‘Prepared to Investigate’

The FBI is prepared to investigate after a woman said her Jewish son with autism came home from school with a swastika carved into his back, NBC news reported Saturday.

“We are aware of the incident and are in regular contact with local authorities. If during the local investigation, information comes to light of a potential federal civil rights violation, the FBI is prepared to investigate,” the agency said in a statement acquired by the outlet.

The mother, who asked to remain anonymous, says her 17-year-old is a senior at Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is nonverbal, has a full time attendant while at school, and uses a service dog. COL Live reported.

“My son is the only student I know of who wears a kippah at the school,” the boy’s mother told the outlet.

A kippah, sometimes called a yarmulke or skullcap, is a headcovering Jewish people wear as a sign of respect and reference for God. (Read more from “Jewish Boy with Autism Returned from School with Swastika Carved into His Skin, Mother Says; FBI ‘Prepared to Investigate’” HERE)

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