Racial Slur Found Written on a Blackboard in a Vanderbilt University Lecture Hall

A racial slur was found written on a chalkboard in a lecture hall at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The Vanderbilt University Police Department responded to a report of the incident on Sunday, October 28. The university police are conducting their own investigation and have notified the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Tennessee Fusion Center, and the FBI.

“Vanderbilt University is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and to providing a welcoming and inclusive community. Vanderbilt does not tolerate language or actions that are racist and intended to create fear and division within our community,” according to an official university statement.

At time time this post was written, there were no known suspects or connections to a specific organization or group.

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