Two Mizzou students have been arrested for making racial remarks against another student.
Noah Rogers and Erich Eastman have been arrested for harassing and making anti-Semitic remarks to another student, the MU Police Department says. The remarks were made verbally and in a written note. MUPD responded to the incident at McDavid Hall.
Rogers is a sophomore and Eastman is a freshman. Both of the men are music majors.
They have not been charged, but Interim Chancellor Hank Foley did release a statement about the arrests:
“Dear Campus Community,
Yesterday, MU police officers arrested two students for harassing one of our community members with anti-Semitic messages. This behavior is abhorrent and antithetical to our core value of respect. It simply will not be tolerated.
Thanks to quick work by our campus police department, the criminal case is now in the hands of the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office and information is being shared with the university’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX, where the students could face disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the university.
Please know we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that Mizzou is a welcoming and safe campus. We look forward to continuing to build on the foundation of diversity and inclusion we have established. Our values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence continue to guide us as we work to make Mizzou a place where everyone feels welcome to live, study, work and learn.”
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