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Cuomo orders hate crime probe after racist graffiti found on SU campus

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - New York's governor has directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force and the Division of Human Rights to investigate racist messages found at a Syracuse University residence hall.

According to the Daily Orange, the student-run newspaper at SU, students told authorities last Thursday that they'd found slurs against black and Asian people written in Day Hall bathrooms.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in a statement issued Monday that he's "disgusted" by the hateful language and those responsible will be vigorously prosecuted.

The school says it seeks tolerance and inclusion and condemns racism.

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