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Elizabethtown College takes action after offensive slurs

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) -

Elizabethtown College officials continue to investigate several incidents of inappropriate comments and messages written on white boards on campus.

The school has had 19 biased-related incidents since February. They say racial slurs and threats were written on white boards on room doors at two campus dorms. There have also been reports of students making anti-gay and anti-Semitic comments.

School officials would not comment on how many students are involved, but indicated action would be taken - ranging from requesting an apology to expelling the student.

A recent campus forum was held for students and faculty to discuss the incidents. Security changes have taken place inside the residence halls.

School officials have been in contact with the FBI. The bureau determined the incidents were not hate crimes.

A man who is not a student at the college and is suspected of being involved in some of the incidents has been banned from campus.

A rally and candlelight vigil will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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