Cornell student arrested for assault after using racial slurs in a fight off campus
He’s alleged to be part of an unalleged fraternity
A fight at an off-campus location has lead to the arrest of a Cornell student.
According to a statement by Ryan Lombardi, VP for Student and Campus Life several students were involved in a "verbal exchange" early this morning. During the altercation, use of racial slurs led to a physical assault.
One student, believed to be the one arrested for assault, was witnessed making racial slurs.
The statement goes on to say:"Other students may also have been involved in this behavior, allegedly from a currently unaffiliated fraternity. I am appalled at this incident and will continue to condemn any action that targets the identities and the human dignity of our students. Such incidents of violence, even if they occur off-campus, are subject to disciplinary proceedings through the Campus Code of Conduct."
The university has announced it's launching a full investigation into the events and those found responsible will be sanctioned and the fraternity in question will be no longer considered for reinstatement.
The Cornell Daily Sun has reported that police are investigating an incident in which a black Cornell student said he was called the N-word in Collegetown.