UConn officials investigating hateful graffiti

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STORRS, Conn. (WPRI) — A young Egyptian student attending the University of Connecticut returned to his dorm room to find some hateful graffiti left on his door.

Mahmoud Hashem is a Muslim engineering student who says he may not feel safe on campus anymore.

The graffiti on the door said “killed Paris” underneath Hashem’s name.

“I was so upset. It’s not my fault. They are the killer, not me. I love America. I come to live in America,” said Hashem.

University officials condemned the message left on the door, calling it unacceptable and contradictory to its values of cultural and religious acceptance for all.

The Arab Student Association wants more from UCONN officials, and demanded the university communicate directly with students about their official response.

A demonstration is planned for Monday by the students to support those who feel unsafe on campus after the Paris attacks.

UCONN campus police and local authorities are investigating the incident.

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