Sweet Briar Student Leaves After Label Incident

By: AP
By: AP

September 4, 2014

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) - A Sweet Briar College student who admitted placing racial labels in a dormitory has left the school.

The News & Advance reports that interim President James F. Jones announced the female student's departure on Wednesday afternoon in a campus email.

Jones' announcement followed a lockdown prompted by a threatening phone call received by the college.

Four labels were discovered last week on bathroom doors and a water cooler in Meta Glass Hall. Two labels read "White Only" and two read "Colored."

In his email, Jones said the former student is black. Her name won't be released due to federal regulations.

He tells the newspaper that he revealed her race to clear up what he called "groundless assumptions" in hundreds of messages received by the college since the incident.

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