COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The top administrator at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia says two students have been arrested for allegedly harassing another student with anti-Semitic comments.
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley didn’t publicly identify the students in a statement Tuesday. He says the matter is in the hands of the Boone County prosecutor.
Maj. Brian Weimer of the campus police department says officers dispatched to a dormitory Monday night took a statement from the student who alleged the harassment by oral comments and written messages. Weimer says a freshman and a sophomore were arrested.
The content of the comments and notes wasn’t released.
Foley calls such behavior “abhorrent and antithetical to our core value of respect,” and it won’t be tolerated.
He says the arrested students could face disciplinary action, including expulsion.