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FBI joins hate case at Ole Miss

3 years 3 months 1 week ago February 18, 2014 Feb 18, 2014 Tuesday, February 18 2014 February 18, 2014 6:32 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI- The FBI joined the case to find who tied a noose around the statue of James Meredith on the Ole Miss campus.

In addition, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with the Confederate battle symbol was draped on the statue's face.

Meredith's admission into the university marked the integration of the school in 1962.

The Ole Miss Police Chief says two men were seen near the statue Sunday morning when the vandalisms happened.

University police asked the FBI to help in the investigation.

The Mississippi president of the NAACP called the vandalism "a racial hate crime" and the Ole Miss Chancellor says its contrary to the beliefs and values of the school.

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