Two students were arrested on suspicion of hate crimes and second-degree tampering Tuesday for allegedly dropping cotton balls outside the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center last week.
Senior psychology major Zachary Tucker and freshman political science major Sean Fitzgerald were released from the Boone County Jail after posting $4,500 in bond.
According to an MU Police Department news release, the two students were arrested at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving an anonymous tip.
In an e-mail to students Wednesday morning, Chancellor Brady Deaton temporarily suspended both Tucker and Fitzgerald for their alleged involvement in the incident.
Deaton said he determined temporary suspension was in the best interest of the university community.
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— News Editor Lyndsie Manusos contributed to this report