A Jewish student at Drexel University in Philadelphia had their dorm room set ablaze last week, according to a report from the New York Post.
Reportedly, campus police discovered that decorations on the student’s door were intentionally set on fire. The flames were extinguished by the Philadelphia Fire Department.
In a letter on Oct. 11, the university’s president, John Fry, mentioned the incident.
“Unfortunately, we were made aware of a distressing situation that included destruction inside one of our residence halls,” he wrote in the letter. “Thankfully, no one was injured. We are investigating to determine if bias, discrimination, or hate, which we do not tolerate at Drexel, was the motivation behind this incident. The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and we will update the community once it has concluded.”
A Drexel spokesperson, Britt Faulstick, later said that it was a Jewish student’s dorm, according to NBC Philadelphia.
The incident came days after Hamas launched its attack on Israel, killing thousands of civilians, including babies and children, and taking hundreds as hostages. At least 29 Americans have died.