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Police investigate slur on second dormitory door at Pa.'s Cabrini University

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 20, 2017 8:45 AM
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(Wayne) -- A Catholic university in Delaware County and police say a racial slur has been found written on a second dormitory door of a black student's room.

Cabrini University says the first slur was found Saturday night. It was written in marker following the words "Go away."

The second incident, involving another black student, was reported yesterday and included the words, "Go away too."

The liberal arts school in the Philadelphia suburbs says it's working with Radnor Township police to investigate the incidents.

Officers are now trying to determine if the incident involves ethnic intimidation.

Police say university officials had removed the words from the first door before they could take pictures and examine them.

The university posted the following on its Facebook page:

As we continue to investigate the racial slur written on a student's door, we are shocked to learn that another has been found in the same area as before. Radnor Police Department is here collecting evidence as we work to identify this person, or persons, who so blatantly go against everything we are as a diverse institution. We are holding campus-wide town halls and forums to update and answer questions about these incidents and next steps. Information has been sent to current faculty, student, and staff email accounts.

The Office of Public Safety has increased the number of patrol rounds to the residence halls, and we've asked Radnor Police to do more frequent drives onto and around campus. We are looking at new video evidence from today, and we will continue to do everything we can to identify the perpetrator(s).

This is unacceptable and it is painful to experience such directed hate. We know, however, that the Cabrini community is stronger than this. We saw our students rally this weekend and again last night, fighting hate with love and support that brought such pride and respect to this institution and the students who make us special. We ask that you continue to support each other, to drive out hate with love and friendship.

Counseling Services is available, if you need to talk to someone. You can also talk with faculty, staff, or members of the Inclusivity Council. We hope to see you at the upcoming meetings as a member of our community and as a sign of solidarity to all students.

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