Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

K-State: Incident Wasn't Anti-Semitism

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

K-State: Incident Wasn't Anti-Semitism

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An investigation at Kansas State University into destruction of a temporary Jewish structure revealed severe weather was responsible for the damage rather than people expressing malicious anti-Semitic sentiment, a campus police official said Friday.

Police at K-State said investigation of damage Oct. 6 to a Sukkah and vehicles near Marlatt and Goodnow residence halls on the public university campus in Manhattan was considered closed. The department said interviews and research revealed thunderstorms, heavy rain and high winds shredded the Jewish holiday dwelling set up several days earlier by the student group Hillel.

"We now consider this case closed and have determined no crime has taken place," said Bradli Millington, a lieutenant on the Kansas State Police Department. …

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