2 PSU Students Charged With Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Jewish Frat

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    Police say two Penn State students have been charged with ethnic intimidation after they admitted last week to vandalizing property near a predominantly Jewish fraternity.

    The Centre Daily Times said Monday that 19-year-old sophomores Eric Hyland and Hayden Grom are accused of spray painting 12 cars, a Dumpster, and a garage outside the Beta Sigma Beta fraternity in State College on Nov. 8.

    The vandalism included sexual, graphic and anti-Semitic words and images.

    Police said Hyland and Grom confessed to the vandalism. They are charged with ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

    A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15 in Bellefonte.

    A university spokeswoman said the men will face a disciplinary hearing. She declined to comment on potential sanctions but said the university takes the allegations seriously.

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