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Court hearings postponed for UConn students accused of saying racial slur on campus

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VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — The two University of Connecticut students accused of using a racial slur on school grounds were expected to appear in the Rockville Superior Court on Wednesday.

However, their cases have been postponed until November 13 for Jarred Kalal of Plainville and December 19 for Ryan Mucaj of Granby. They are both 21-years-old.

Their arrest came about after a video was posted on social media on October 11th showing three students walking through the parking lot at the Charter Oak apartments on campus.

Police say two of them were shouting the n-word and then laughing about it. Both Kalal and Mucaj were charged with “ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race.”

This incident set off a series of events on campus, such as students demanding action and change. The president of the school met privately with the students last Friday.

UConn also condemned what was captured on video.

The third person was not arrested because police say they did not participate in what happened.

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