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Ole Miss statement on Jamal Woods

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Ole Miss notes in its release that on Friday, Aug. 24, streaks of lotion and racial slurs were on Jamal Woods door at Stockard Hall, along with an Asian racial slur on another door.

Then on Sunday, Aug. 26, residence hall officials were contacted about additional racial slurs on two doors over the weekend. University police were contacted and began an investigation. Freshman Woods asked to be moved to another residence hall.

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According to Ole Miss, officers interviewed 19 students on the 10th floor, discovered four other doors of white students that had been vandalized in addition to the bathroom on the 10th floor residence hall. Vandalism included sexually explicit drawings.

A surveillance camera was put on the floor in the following weeks.

Students were told the nature of the vandalism could be in violation of laws relating to hate crimes legislation and the university says officials conducted training on stereotyping and bias-related incidents for students, living on the 10th floor at Stockard.

The university also says officers patrolled Woods' new residence hall nightly and on the morning of Nov. 5, the police report says officers woke Woods, to let him know his truck apparently had been vandalized with the letters KKK on the hood of his truck, the words "go" and "home" on the side of his truck and the "N-word" scratched into the tailgate.

The truck was "keyed" all around. The truck's tires were punctured and Wood's stereo and speakers were stolen.

Ole Miss confirmed there is no surveillance video of the incident because there are no video cameras in the parking lot.

In its official statement, the University of Mississippi has acknowledged that university police officers reviewed their investigation with the FBI, and that FBI officials told university officers that there was no evidence of any federal violations to bring them into the investigation.

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