Kettering University cancels classes after racist graffiti found

2 recent cases of racist and profane graffiti reported

By Rod Meloni - Reporter, CFP ®

FLINT, Mich. - Classes were canceled for the day at Kettering University in Michigan as authorities investigated racist graffiti found at a residence hall.

Letters sent to staff, faculty and students noted at least two recent cases of racist and profane graffiti at Thompson Hall on the school's campus in Flint.

The university canceled classes Tuesday for its roughly 2,000 students for a school-wide meeting, though the meeting was later postponed. Officials with the engineering, science, math and business school said the graffiti reported Thursday and Sunday was immediately removed.

The graffiti targeted black students.

University President Robert McMahan said he's "deeply upset" by the incidents, for the pain caused to targeted students, "and for the hurt this has caused to our entire campus community."

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