Tyler Daniel says he felt shock and horror when he saw a poster that had the Mississippi State University president's face defaced with an Adolf Hitler mustache, a swastika scrawled in the upper corner.
Another sign on the Starkville campus Tuesday read, “Heil State," the “s” replaced with a swastika. “Hail State” is fight song and athletic rallying cry for the public institution with about 23,000 students.
“We didn’t know what those symbols were there to represent," Daniel, president of the campus Jewish students' organization Hillel, told The Associated Press on Friday. “We didn't know why they were there — if there was any danger. It was very scary to us.”