Online pictures of black students at IUP prompt protest

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 10, 2015 9:10 AM

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(Indiana) -- Black students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are protesting a picture of black students posted on social media with a caption comparing them to animals. 

IUP President Michael Driscoll met with the students at the state-owned school in Indiana County.

He tried to assure them the school was investigating the matter and sensitive to their concerns.

But he also asked that people stop threatening the student suspected of posting the picture while the school investigates. 

The Snapchat picture showed a group of black students inside the campus library with the caption "monkeys stay in groups.'' 

Driscoll says privacy regulations prevent him from speaking about the student suspected of posting the picture or what discipline she might face. 

About 50 students marched across campus Wednesday to demand answers from Driscoll.

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