University Suspends Students Following Arrests -

University Suspends Students Following Arrests

Two University of Missouri students have been arrested for allegedly having some part in placing cotton balls directly in front of a black cultural center in Columbia, MO.

The freshman and senior were arrested last night around 7:30 p.m. and have since bonded out of jail.

Police at the University of Missouri say an anonymous tip lead them to the suspects, but released few other details about the investigation:

As of late this afternoon, the Boone County prosecutor did not file formal charges.  The county has until March 29th to decide how to proceed.

The University of Missouri released this statement today, announcing the temporary suspension of both students:

You can read more about the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on its website:


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