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Salisbury University President Addresses Racist Graffiti Incidents

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SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury University's president says the school is taking several steps following a string of racist graffiti discovered on campus. 

“Sandy Hook comes to SU kill [racial slur]” was recently found written inside the university's on campus. Photos of that message and other racially offensive and sexually-charged graffiti were widely shared on social media this week.

Following the incidents, Salisbury University President Charles Wight sent out a letter to the campus community. In that letter, Wight said he hears students' concerns and laid out what is being done on top of the investigation. He said communication will be better with students. Other steps being taken is to make sure all faculty achieve diversity training and revising curriculum to be more attentive to the school's growing diversity.

After a Tuesday night meeting with university officials, some students at SU have taken it upon themselves to fight back against the recent vandalism. Students began filling up walls in Fulton Hall with positive messages. Students shared words of unity and equality for their fellow classmates. Students who participated say this is a way to fight hate.

"I think it's good because it shows that the school won't stand for messages that are being spread like that, so I think it's better to spread positive messages within the community that everyone is welcome and invited here," said SU student Emily Hill.  

Salisbury University police continue to investigate the incident and there is still a $1,000 cash reward for anyone with information that could lead to an arrest. 

 

 

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