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Police probe UNCG library vandalism as hate crime

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -

Police at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are investigating an instance of vandalism at the school library as a hate crime.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Maj. Paul Lester said Thursday that a pen was found in one of the books in the African American Studies section of the Jackson Library and will be processed to see if it was connected to the crime.

Lester said racial slurs were found written on book covers, walls and desks on Dec. 4 by a school janitor.

Two men were seen on a surveillance camera leaving the area.

UNCG Chancellor Linda Brady said the people responsible for the incident will be prosecuted, calling the incident "an affront to the university community."

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