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Ole Miss frat: 3 expelled, frat suspended after noose found on black statue

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An Ole Miss frat was suspended from school and three members were kicked out after a noose was found on a black statue on campus. The noose was found around the neck of James Meredith, the first black student to attend the school. On Feb. 22, The Christian Science Monitor reported that police are investigating the incident and that students in the frat who had any suspected involvement have already been removed by the chapter.

"It is embarrassing that these men had previously identified with our fraternity. SigEp as a national fraternity has championed racial equality and issues on diversity since 1959 when it became the first national fraternity to invite members of all races, creeds and religions to join its membership," said Brian C. Warren Jr., CEO of Sigma Phi Epsilon (via The Christian Science Monitor).

The Ole Miss frat is still under a close eye as the investigation continues. According to sources, the three boys who were kicked out of the frat were all freshmen. Police have been trying to get statements from them but their attorneys will not allow them to have contact with their clients without proper warrants.

The school's administration says that they are disappointed that the three expelled frat members won't engage in an "open dialogue." The school says they want to know why the students did what they did -- and it sounds like any explanation the boys give will have them expelled from school -- which could be why they aren't talking to anyone at this time.

Though the Ole Miss frat was suspended, no criminal charges have been filed at this time. That doesn't mean, however, that charges won't be filed soon. Check out the video above for more.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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