The University of North Dakota has started an investigation into a racist snapchat, just one day after Belmont University in Tennessee expelled a student for the same offense.
The Snapchat shows three white students laughing with the caption, "Locked the black bitch out."Allegedly a black student left her phone in her room, after which other students used it to take the photo and post it on her Snapchat story. The photo was shared on social media, causing an outcry on Facebook and Twitter. Many students expressed that racism at the school has gotten "out of control," and that something needs to be done.
UND posted on Twitter this morning saying they know about the Snapchat, and that the police and Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will be investigating.
"What is portrayed is not part of the the community values that we expound," the university wrote. "We take seriously issues related to respect for all."
— Univ of North Dakota (@myUND) September 21, 2016