University of Missouri students arrested for alleged anti-Semitic harassment

Two University of Missouri- Columbia students were arrested Monday for allegedly harassing another student with anti-Semitic comments and notes, according to a Kansas City Star report.

Campus police arrested Erich J. Eastman 18, and Noah B. Rogers, 19.  

Police were called to a dormitory on Monday and told by a student that he had been harassed by the two students since August. MU Police Department Maj. Brian Weimer told the Star that the harassed student, who is Jewish, reported that at that “at various times over the last six months, he received anti-Semitic notes and was the target of anti-Semitic comments from two students.”

In a public statement, the school’s interim chancellor, Hank Foley, denounced the  alleged behavior.

“We are angry to hear about yet another anti-Semitic incident in one of our residence halls over the weekend,” Foley stated. “This type of vandalism attacks everyone.”

The school’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX is also investigating the activity. 

“In the meantime, we’ll continue to talk more about the importance of respect in fostering a campus culture that enables all students to feel included and valued in our community,” Foley stated.