The University of Missouri released photos of the feces smeared swastika that was found on a bathroom wall at one of the dorms, which helped spark the recent protests at the school.
The pictures show a feces drawn swastika on a wall of a unisex bathroom in the Gateway Hall dorm. Fecal matter is also seen on the floor as well as on the doorknob of the bathroom.
The Federalist also obtained emails showing that university officials and police went back and forth over whether to call the incident a “hate crime,” “vandalism” or “tampering.” Additionally, a racial incident happened in the same dormitory on same floor just one week prior, an email between a dorm coordinator and university officials show, The Federalist first reported.
“We did have another incident that was just reported last week where an intoxicated individual said ‘bitch ass nigga’ to a white resident, when having a heated interaction with multiple black residents in the third floor lounge, which is the same floor this bathroom incident happened on,” Gateway Hall hall coordinator Susan Cohn wrote to several university officials on Oct. 24. “The individual that reported said he was offended by this but felt like it was not directed towards him or the other black residents in the lounge.”
Salama Gallimore, the lead investigator in the university’s Title IX office, replied to Cohn’s email, saying, “The accused student in the above incident has also been reported to have made anti-Semitic remarks to the members of a Jewish fraternity,” Gallimore wrote, adding that it is possible that the same student “may be responsible for the swastika vandalism as he is a resident of Gateway.”