COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Two University of Missouri students have apologized for scattering cotton balls outside the Black Culture Center on campus.
Nineteen-year-old freshman Sean Fitzgerald and 21-year-old senior Zachary Tucker were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of hate crimes. They have not been charged.
In a letter to campus leaders and student groups issued Friday, the two apologized for their "inexcusable judgment."
The statement described what they called "a series of foolish acts" that included riding a Missouri tiger statue and hoisting a pirate flag at the ROTC building. Both students have been suspended from school.
Read the full letter:
Sean Fitzgerald, 19 year old MU Freshman, and Zachary Tucker, 21 year old MU Senior, offer their apologies to the campus and community for their inconsiderate and inappropriate judgment in being involved in the incident at the Black Cultural Center on February 26, 2010.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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