A man has been charged with harassing white women at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee after allegedly saying “you can’t treat us like human beings”.
University of Memphis police said on Tuesday they had received a complaint from a student about a woman who was “extremely aggressive” and “verbally abusive” towards two women.
The university said it was cooperating with the police and the criminal complaint was still being reviewed.
“The university has made every effort to assist the student and has taken swift action to prevent any further incidents,” university spokesman Ryan Wood wrote in an email.
“We are committed to ensuring that the safety of our community and the safety and well-being of all members of our Vanderbilt community are our highest priorities.”
Vanderbilt University will take all appropriate and necessary action to protect the rights of our students and others in our community,” he added.
In an online post, the school said the university had “no tolerance for this type of behaviour” and was “deeply concerned” about the incident.”
We are working closely with local law enforcement, who are assisting with this investigation. “
Vanderpeters claim that they were being harassed, but we have yet to find any evidence that this is the case.
We are working closely with local law enforcement, who are assisting with this investigation.
We hope that this incident does not become a pattern.”‘
We’re gonna do everything in our power to protect our students’The university issued a statement after the incident on Tuesday, saying it had “zero tolerance” for harassment.
“We’re doing everything in their power to ensure that the victims of harassment are not hurt or threatened in any way.
Vanderbilt is committed to upholding the highest standards of behaviour and has zero tolerance for behaviour that would cause a victim harm,” the statement said.
The Vanderbilt women’s athletics department said the victim was “under investigation for a matter of sexual harassment and we’re not aware of any specific incidents of harassment involving our women’s athletes.”
“The safety of women in our sports communities is our number one priority,” it said.
“It is also our goal to make sure that we provide a safe and supportive environment for our women athletes and staff.
We take these issues very seriously.”
A statement from Vanderbilt University on Tuesday said it had zero tolerance to harassment.
The university issued an online statement after an incident at Vanderbilt in which a student allegedly harassed a white woman.
The school said it “expects the safety, well-Being, and respect of all students to be of utmost importance” and that it was “taking this matter very seriously”.
VanderPeters, who was charged with felony harassment, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, the university said.