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Suspected Hate Crime on Campus Under Investigation

By Melissa Traynor

A letter from the University President Jack Miller was sent out yesterday, March 13, that indicated a suspected bias crime was committed March 6. 

According to a campus announcement email that was sent out via CCSU’s office of marketing and communications to all students, Miller wrote that a male Latino student was assaulted in the campus mall between Elihu Burritt Library and Copernicus Hall on March 6 around 2:30 a.m. 

“The assailants are described as ‘college-age white males’ who appeared to be intoxicated,” Miller wrote.

The letter also indicated that CCSU police are looking into the incident along with the campus office of diversity and equity and that a bias crime report has been filed.

“While this is as yet a suspected bias crime,” Miller wrote yesterday, “I want to say in the strongest terms that acts of racial and ethnic intolerance have no place on our campus, and this incident is being thoroughly investigated.”

Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to report it to the CCSU police (860.832.2375).