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United States / 01-03-2017

2 Students at Missouri suspected of antisemitic harassment

Source: krcgtv

Columbia, MO. - Two MU students were arrested Tuesday after they were accused of harassing, antisemitic remarks they allegedly made to a third student.


According to MU Police Major Brian Weimer, officers were called at about 8 p.m. to McDavid Hall on the university campus, where the victim told them he had been the target of antisemitic messages by the suspects.


A short time later, officers arrested 19-year-old Erich Jacob Eastman and 19-year-old Noah Brett Rogers on suspicion of first-degree harassment. Weimer said the two had made anti-semitic remarks to the victim both written and verbal. Both Eastman and Rogers are were booked and taken to the Boone County Jail, where they each posted $1,500 bond.


MU Chancellor Hank Foley issued a letter to the campus community, saying "This behavior is abhorrent and antithetical to our core value of respect. It simply will not be tolerated."


The information was turned over to the university's Office for Civil Rights and Title IX. They face possible punishments including expulsion from the university. The criminal case was being reviewed by the Boone County Prosecutor's office.