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Boston College student charged over racist graffiti in dorm

December 10, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College officials say a student charged with scrawling racist graffiti inside a residence hall will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Joy Moore, interim vice president for student affairs, said in an email the student was arrested by campus police Saturday night “for a bias-motivated incident involving explicitly racist graffiti.”

The student was also charged with assaulting police and for destruction of property in another dormitory.

No name was released.

BC spokesman Jack Dunn says the graffiti “is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

In addition to criminal charges, the student has been barred from campus and could face expulsion.

BC officials didn’t detail the nature of the graffiti, but The Heights student newspaper says furniture, walls, blinds and a bathroom mirror were defaced with the N-word.

The Jesuit university has about 14,500 students.