OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) — The University of Mississippi is investigating an inappropriate social media post that has been getting a lot of attention online.
Writer and activist, Shaun King, tweeted the university, asking if a recent Facebook post about lynching was made by an Ole Miss student. The school responded to King saying that the incident would be investigated and that they do not support the language that was made.
Since the incident, Chancellor Jeff Vitter even released a statement to students about the school’s policy when it comes to the posting online. He said that some of the inappropriate comments might have been made in response to school officials having to remove banners and signs from fans at the Ole Miss game at Vaught Hemingway Saturday.
WJTV reached out to school officials earlier this week about a state flag that was spotted in the stadium. They said banners and signs were removed because the stadium’s policy that prohibits these items because they block the view of fans.
Vitter said he and university leadership are aware of the recent comments on social media that have many concerned. He also mentioned in the statement that social media posts that suggest inappropriate behavior are inconsistent with their core values are a direct violation of the school’s policy.
Others also tweeted Ole Miss about the same post, and the school responded saying they do not support this type of behavior.
Students on campus also told WJTV that there was a protest going on inside The Lyceum. The Lyceum hold many of the university’s administrative offices.