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UC Davis Investigating Vandalized Car, Building As Hate Crime

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DAVIS (CBS/AP) — Officials at the University of California, Davis are investigating a hate crime on campus.

UC Davis Police Chief Matt Carmichael says someone wrote a racial slur on a chalkboard inside a campus building as part of an incident on Sunday that included the smashing of car and campus building windows.

In total, 31 windows were broken.

Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a statement that she was “incensed and at the same time, heartbroken.” Katehi noted the attacks occurred on the same week the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Carmichael says campus police will be stepping up its patrols.

UC Davis experienced a spate of such incidents three years ago, when swastikas were found around campus and a campus center for lesbian and gay students was vandalized.

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