Homophobic slur written on wall at Duke residence hall

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A homophobic slur was written on a wall of a residence hall, Duke University confirmed Thursday.

The slur was found at East House residence hall on East Campus.

WNCN is on campus to obtain more information on the incident.

In a statement, Duke said, “Sometime late last night or early this morning, the wall of an East Campus residence hall was defaced by a message containing homophobic and threatening language directed at a Duke student.

“The residential staff and student community acted quickly to provide support for that student, while staff and Duke Police immediately launched an investigation into the incident. The swift and passionate response by Duke students to this cowardly act, like others before it, demonstrates the integrity and principles of the Duke community far more than any anonymous graffiti.

“Duke does not and will never condone intolerance, regardless of where and when it arises.”

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