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Police report confirms University of Missouri swastika story

Police report confirms University of Missouri swastika story

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System President Wolfe steps down

University of Missouri students show support during speeches on the Mel Carnahan quad on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, after it was announced that Timothy M. Wolfe, University of Missouri system president, would be stepping down in the midst of racial tensions on the Columbia campus. Photo by Christian Gooden,

COLUMBIA, Mo. • A report filed by a campus police officer confirms that one of the most disturbing incidents of racial intimidation cited by University of Missouri protesters in recent weeks actually happened.

The university system's president and the Columbia campus chancellor announced their resignations Monday after racial unrest that included protests, a hunger strike and the football team's threatened boycott of its next game. Activists felt administrators had not done enough to address racial concerns.

One of the most disturbing reported incidents was Oct. 24, when a swastika, scrawled in feces, was found in a dorm bathroom.

Several online postings have questioned if that really happened. It did, according to a report filed by a campus police officer who saw the swastika.

The report from an officer identified only as "Bakerb7" said the officer was called to a coed restroom that served five private dorm rooms in Gateway Hall. The officer "noticed there was a swastika drawn on the wall by someone using feces," the report stated. Feces was on the floor as well, the officer wrote.

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