Texas A&M Investigates Reports of Racist Slurs

February 12, 2016

Texas A&M University is investigating reports that students yelled racial slurs at a group of high school students during a campus tour this week.

About 60 juniors from a Dallas-area high school were visiting the university on Tuesday, when a white woman allegedly approached two black students and asked their opinions on her earrings, which were miniature replicas of the Confederate flag. Later, a group of students allegedly began shouting racist slurs at the students, The Dallas Morning News reported, and told the high school students to "Go back where you came from."

A campus tour guide and an official from the high school who were accompanying the students also witnessed and reported the incident.

"I am outraged and tremendously disappointed in the behavior displayed by a group of students on our College Station campus," Michael Young, the university's president, said in a statement. "I deeply regret the pain and hurt feelings this incident caused these young students. Be assured that we take such allegations very seriously."

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