Racist graffiti, calls investigated at Connecticut College

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – New London police are investigating reports of racist graffiti, harassing phone calls and comments to a custodian at Connecticut College.

The Day of New London reports the graffiti was found on bathroom walls in the student center on Sunday.

Police say phone calls were reported on March 25, a day after a custodian reported being the target of derogatory racially-based comments.

Police say they looking for a bald white man in his 50s in connection with that incident.

Connecticut College canceled all classes Monday and held a forum to discuss the graffiti, which was found the same day another forum was being held to discuss a professor’s comments on social media that compared to Palestinians in Gaza to a “rabid pit bull.”

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