Noose Incident at Lewis Univeristy Leads to Arrests
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 21, 2009 4:40PM
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At approximately 1:00 am on Thursday, April 16, 2009, residents of a North Hall suite contacted the Romeoville Police Department and reported to University personnel on site that the residents of another suite had directed racial remarks and gestures at them in a threatening manner.
Three Lewis students were arrested by the Romeoville Police and have been charged with disorderly conduct by the Will County State's Attorney. The three students have been restricted from campus pending a student judicial hearing. Campus Security is still conducting an investigation as part of the University's judicial process.
Actions of this nature will not be tolerated. The Lewis University Mission value of Justice affirms the equal dignity of every person. We are called as Lewis community members to value diversity and move beyond constraints of differences in order to foster unity.