Bemidji State University investigating hate speech vandalism

Authorities within Bemidji State University are investigating an incident of hate speech and vandalism on campus.

According to an obtained email sent to students, faculty, and staff, the Jan. 13 incident included the destruction of University property with hate speech and offensive symbols in Tamarack Hall.

“At this time, we have no responsible person(s) associated with this act. To be clear, Bemidji State condemns and prohibits hate, discrimination, and violence,” said the email from BSU’s Center for Civil Rights.

Anyone with information on this hate-based incident is encouraged to contact the Center for Civil Rights: Investigation Office or the campus’s Department of Public Safety.

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