U. of Oklahoma Student Is No Longer Enrolled There After Sending Racist Texts

A student at the University of Oklahoma at Norman who sent racist text messages last week to students at the University of Pennsylvania is no longer enrolled at the university, Oklahoma’s president, David L. Boren, said in a written statement on Tuesday.

Last week, black students at Penn were targeted in a series of GroupMe text messages.

In his statement, Mr. Boren said that the student was suspended immediately last Friday and that the university believes the text messages were originally sent to students at Penn.

“As our university has clearly demonstrated in the past, we have zero tolerance at this university for those who would engage in racism,” Mr. Boren’s statement said. “We will maintain at our university a strong sense of community which values and respects every single student.”

Correction (11/15/2016, 3:41 p.m.): This article originally stated that Mr. Boren’s statement said the text messages were started by someone at Penn. His statement said the situation originally surfaced from messages to students at Penn.

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