MUPD arrests two students for anti-Semitic harassment

The incident took place around 8 p.m. Monday outside McDavid Hall.

Two MU students were arrested for anti-Semitic harassment outside McDavid Hall around 8 p.m. Monday.

According to MU Police Department Maj. Brian Weimer, MUPD received a call earlier in the day and made contact with the victim after “some various incidents that led up to the harassment.”

Weimer declined to provide further details regarding the incidents. More information will be included in an investigative report, he said.

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley sent out a mass email to the university, which stated that “the criminal case is now in the hands of the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office and information is being shared with the university’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX, where the students could face disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the university.”

Foley described the incident as “abhorrent and antithetical to [MU’s] core value of respect.” It “simply will not be tolerated,” he said.

A crime alert was not sent out because the incident did not meet the crime alert requirements, Weimer said. These are, according to the Office of the Chancellor, “any event, manmade or natural, that [threatens] the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. Examples include weather-related emergencies, bomb threats, and criminal activity on or near campus.”

Weimer said this was not a timely enough incident to send out a crime alert.

Edited by Emily Gallion | egallion@themaneater.com

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