Police investigate ‘KKK’ written on flier at UConn-Stamford campus
UConn officials are calling a defaced billiards club flier as a bias incident, the school told students in an email
A flier specifying the rules of a billiards club tournament was discovered defaced on March 9 with the letters KKK, referring to the Ku Klux Klan. It was found in the game room of the UConn – Stamford campus.
Video cameras within the game room were able to identify an individual writing on the bulletin board. Unfortunately, due to the placement of the camera, the writing cannot be proven to done by the specific individual.
Two intentional Ks were written below the text of the tournament flier in pool chalk, followed a third marking resembling another K.
UConn police and the university’s Office of Community Standards have been notified and will investigate.
Terrence Cheng, director of UConn-Stamford, sent an email addressing the situation, “as a university community, we must embrace the expression of varied opinions while also insisting that expression occur in an environment of mutual respect,” Cheng wrote. “While free expression is important in having productive dialogue, the University acts when harm occurs to valued members of our community.”
The student worker who found the flier remains anonymous.
Students are highly encouraged to report incidents that appear to be bias-related going forward.