2 students charged with shouting racial slur on UConn campus

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Two University of Connecticut students have been charged after shouting a racial slur repeatedly outside the dorm room of a black student.

Campus police on Monday announced that 21-year-old Jarred Karal, of Plainville, and 21-year-old Ryan Mucaj, of Granby, are charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race. Police have described them as white.

A video from Oct. 11 shows students walking past a campus apartment building, using a slur several times and laughing.

UConn President Thomas Katsouleas in a statement said: “It is supportive of our core values to pursue accountability, through due process, for an egregious assault on our community.”

Both men are free pending an Oct. 30 court appearance. Emails seeking comment were sent to both students; it was unclear if they have lawyers.

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