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Racist slur found on Connecticut university buildings

April 09, 2019 - 12:40 pm

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating racist slurs spray painted on two buildings at a Connecticut university.

The New Britain Herald reports that a racist epithet directed at African Americans was spray painted on an exterior wall of the student center and a wall of a parking garage at Central Connecticut State University over the weekend.

A spokeswoman for the New Britain school, Janice Palmer, says a school employee noticed the vandalism just before noon on Sunday.

President Zulma Toro said in a message to the campus that ``We must stand together to demonstrate that this behavior will not be tolerated on our campus, and I commit to leading this charge.''

Campus police are reviewing surveillance footage as part of their investigation.