PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An Oklahoma college student has been temporarily suspended amid an outbreak of racially charged outbursts at the nation’s schools and universities following Donald Trump’s presidential election.
The Associated Press and local media outlets identified more than 20 reports of racist incidents at schools since Tuesday, including a group chat aimed at black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania, Trump’s alma mater.READ MORE: Ambridge Area Middle School Moving To Remote Learning Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases
Penn President Amy Gutmann says the chat contained “violent, racist and thoroughly disgusting images and messages,” and Penn is “appalled” its students were added to the GroupMe account. She says Penn police have been working with the FBI.READ MORE: Police: Suspect Caught On Camera Entering Unlocked Vehicle In Bethel Park
Gutmann says on the school’s Facebook page Saturday that University of Oklahoma President David Boren informed her a student at his school has been temporarily suspended as the school investigates further.
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