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MU chancellor releases statement on flag photo

University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin released a statement Monday afternoon after a photo taken on campus three years ago began circulating on social media.

The photo displays students holding a Confederate and University of Georgia flag.

The photo in question was taken in 2012 at a Greek house on the MU campus.

The Chancellor said, “Especially considering recent events in South Carolina concerning the Confederate flag, this photo may be considered offensive and possibly even threatening to some of our community members.”

In the statement, Chancellor Loftin said the University doesn’t think any of the people in the photo are past or current MU students, but it is working to identify those in the photo.

“MU officials do not condone any activities that could threaten the safety of our community,” said Loftin.

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