University of Missouri authorities say a student has been removed from campus during an investigation into reports of racial slurs being directed at black students rehearsing for homecoming.

University spokesman Christian Basi said the person is suspected of disrupting a Legion of Black Collegians Royalty Court rehearsal after midnight Sunday. Members of the group said the white man began shouting racial slurs when he interrupted them.

Basi says the student was removed under the school's code of student conduct and could face a multi-step disciplinary process.

The Columbia Missourian reports Basi says student privacy rules prohibit the releasing information on the student, where he is now, and whether the student can attend classes.

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Kurt Parsons

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