February 21st, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Racial incidents sparks outrage at Ole Miss: Student assaulted, called N-Word

Police are pushing for criminal charges against three freshman males suspected of placing a noose on the campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.

They also allegedly draped a flag with a confederate battle emblem over the statue's head.

Officials haven't released any names but the students sought for questioning were expelled from the fraternity Sig Fi Epsilon.

Ole Miss racial incidents have many feeling uneasy

In a separate race-related incident Monday night, an African-American student who is a third-year senior at the school, reported to police that someone threw alcohol at her from a moving car while also hurling racial slurs.

Officials say it's unclear if the two incidents are related.

CNN's Nick Valencia is in Oxford Mississippi with the student's first national interview.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I've had a drink thrown at me once, but to be fair I think it was her boyfriend that did it.

    February 22, 2014 at 11:34 am | Reply

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