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OXFORD, Miss. (FOX13) -

UPDATE 2/18/14 at 12:03 p.m.:

The FBI is now involved in the investigation.

Campus police at the University of Mississippi are checking video surveillance footage in the area around a statue of James Meredith that was found sullied Sunday morning.

University Police Chief Calvin Sellers says his officers responded to the call Sunday at 7:09 a.m. They found the rope noose and a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with the Confederate "bars and stars" on its face. Sellers says two men were seen near the statute early Sunday.
 
Ole Miss is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two men involved in sullying the James Meredith statue.
 
The statue commemorates the 1962 integration of Ole Miss.
 
Ole Miss officials have condemned the action as contrary to the beliefs and values of the university community.

FOX13's Tom Dees is following this story and will continue to bring you the latest developments as they come in. Watch FOX13 News at 5 p.m.

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The University of Mississippi Alumni Association is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two people involved in draping a noose and an old Georgia flag around the James Meredith statue.

Campus police said they are looking for two men.

The incident took place Sunday on the Ole Miss campus.

The James Meredith statue commemorates the 1962 integration of the university.

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