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Racial slur painted on sculpture at MU

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Campus police say an 18-year-old University of Missouri student suspected of spray-painting racist graffiti told an officer he was drunk at the time and doesn't remember the incident.

A racial slur was discovered Saturday morning on a sculpture outside Hatch Hall, a residence hall on the Columbia campus. The student lives in Hatch and was arrested Saturday night.

The Columbia Missourian reports that a campus police sergeant wrote in a probable cause statement that surveillance cameras caught the student in the act.

The student was released on bond following his arrest on suspicion of second-degree felony property damage. No charges had been filed as of Monday night.

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