White Student at Middlebury College Charged With a Hate Crime

A White student, who played ice hockey at Middlebury College in Vermont reported to local police that he had been attacked by a group of Black students while he was walking across campus late on a Saturday evening.

In a subsequent investigation by police, it was determined that the White student had allegedly been the aggressor and had assaulted a group of students after making racially charged statements to them.

The White student was issued a citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division to answer for four charges: simple assault, aggravated disorderly conduct, hate motivated crime, and providing false information to a police officer.

Middlebury College is a highly rated liberal arts educational institution that enrolls about 2,700 students. African Americans make up 4 percent of the undergraduate student body, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education.

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