BRIEF SUMMARY IF YOU’RE BUSY, FULL ARTICLE BELOW: A distressing incident unfolded at Drexel University in Philadelphia as a Jewish student’s dorm room in Race Hall was deliberately set on fire around 11 p.m. Campus police discovered that decorations on the student’s door were intentionally ignited, prompting a swift response from the Philadelphia Fire Department to extinguish the flames. While no injuries were reported, University President John Fry conveyed concern in a letter, stating that the university is actively investigating whether bias, discrimination, or hate played a role in the incident. The timing of the arson, just a week after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, adds a layer of complexity to the situation, heightening concerns about potential motivations. The investigation is ongoing, with the university pledging to update the community once it reaches a conclusion.
A Jewish student had their dorm room set on fire at a Philadelphia university.
The blaze at a Drexel University dorm began around 11 p.m. Tuesday in Race Hall, according to campus police.
Police found that decorations on the student’s door were “intentionally” set on fire. The flames were “quickly extinguished” by the Philadelphia Fire Department.
The school is investigating if bias or discrimination was involved, according to a letter from University President John Fry.
“Unfortunately, we were made aware of a distressing situation that included destruction inside one of our residence halls,” he wrote. “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.”
No one was hurt.
The fire comes a week after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, killing more than 1,300 people, including babies and children.
At least 29 Americans have died.
The death toll in Gaza has risen to more than 2,200, according to the Palestinian health ministry.