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Comedian Jon Lovitz says anti-Semitic prank no laughing matter

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Comedian Jon Lovitz is known for making people laugh, but he has expressed outrage at an anti-Semitic school prank involving maple syrup.

Swastikas and the word "Jew" were drawn and written in syrup in front of the home of Lovitz's childhood friend in Northridge, California, reports CBS Los Angeles. Three girls from Nobel Middle School have been expelled as a result,  Lovitz tweeted. He first broadcast the incident on Twitter:

"Some coward & idiot left this on a friend's doorstep, yesterday. This is an insult to all of us," he wrote and attached a photo.

The girls are not being charged with a hate crime because the syrup did not leave permanent damage, say police.  They are, however, determining whether the mother of one of the girls will  face criminal charges for driving her daughter to the house for the prank.

The prank also included feces left on the property's doorstep and toilet paper in the trees. The owners of the home are Holocaust survivors.

Lovitz admitted to being bullied as a kid and said the three girls were bullying his friend's daughter.

He tweeted: "Thanks for all your support on the hate crime. No one should be bullied for any reason. We're all people who should be treated w/ respect."

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