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Two students arrested in connection with hate crimes
Two female Quinnipiac students have been arrested this morning by the Hamden Police.
The students were charged with disorderly conduct, 1st degree harassment and 1st degree conspiracy to commit harassment.
Hamden officers transported them to the police department, where they were held on $2,500 bond.
“All of us are grateful for the work of the Hamden Police Department which resulted in these arrests,” President John Lahey said in a press release put out Wednesday morning. “While they are significant achievements, the investigation continues in connection with the recent hate speech/crimes.”
Lahey also expressed gratitude to the Hamden Police for their work. According to the press release, the two students were immediately dismissed from the University.
I cannot state strongly enough that this University has absolutely no tolerance for acts of this kind and will do everything in its power to prevent them,” Lahey said.
There were threatening phone calls made to both men’s and women’s basketball players, and alleged phone calls were made to two Dana resident assistants.
Hamden police were unavailable for comment.