Special Agent Daniel McMullen on Friday said the bureau, along with university police, will expand the investigation to determine whether any federal laws were broken in the incident Sunday, when a noose and a flag bearing a Confederate symbol were found placed on the statue of James Meredith.
Sellers said university police "had gathered enough evidence by late Wednesday to bring charges through the student judicial process against two of the students, and both state and federal authorities were working in close coordination to determine whether criminal charges were applicable," the statement said.
The students were set to appear for questioning with university police Thursday, but never showed up, according to the statement.
These kids are soundly fucked.
Instances like this sort of puzzle me though. Obviously these kids are idiots with a 99% probability of being racist idiots. Many liberals become all about punishment in these situations when far more heinous acts are often approached from a position of "understanding the offender" and pushing leniency and rehabilitation. Given no property was damaged, no one was hurt, nothing stolen, etc. I would think this would be a perfect case for trying to fix these idiots vs. punishing them.