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Fraternity at University of Missouri suspended after alleged racial incident

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The University of Missouri police is investigating a report of an incident which racial slurs were used against a student. (KCTV5) The University of Missouri police is investigating a report of an incident which racial slurs were used against a student. (KCTV5)
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The University of Missouri police is investigating a report of an incident which racial slurs were used against a student. 

In a statement from the university, police say they identified the students allegedly involved in the incident. 

In addition, the Delta Upsilon fraternity has been temporarily suspended as a result. 

“I am outraged and saddened to hear of this. The safety and security of our campus is our No. 1 priority; the University of Missouri is committed to fostering an inclusive campus environment where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can live, learn, work and feel safe,” said Hank Foley, interim chancellor, in a statement. “We have zero tolerance for actions like this; if any student is found in violation of the Student Code and/or the University’s nondiscrimination policies, they will be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion. As we have stated, this is a new day on campus and we take our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence seriously.”

The university's Office of Student Conduct and Office of Civil Rights & Title IX have been notified. 

The incident comes nearly a year after racial divide erupted on MIzzou's campus. It involved protests and a hunger strike. 

Derrick McKinney is a Mizzou fan who lives in the metro. 

He says hearing about two women may have been called the "N word" outside the fraternity is troubling. 

"I feel like we have taken a few steps back because we're not coming together as communities," McKinney said. "It has nothing to do with me being a Mizzou fan, loving the academics and sports over there. It's sad for the human race on how we're viewing each other and how we're not growing." 

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