Illinois College Student Charged With Hate Crime For Placing Noose on Campus

Maria Perez
Sep 7, 2019 - 6:00
Illinois College Student Charged With Hate Crime For Placing Noose on Campus

A student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly placing a noose in a residence hall elevator.

Andrew M. Smith, 19, was arrested at 9:34 p.m. on September 2 after he was questioned by police at his residence hall on College Court in Urbana, university police said in a statement. Smith was charged with committing a hate crime and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. The noose was found on September 1 in Allen Hall by residence hall staff.

“Our mission at the University Police Department is to maintain a safe and secure environment where our campus community...

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