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A Chapman University student has been unenrolled after making racist and homophobic remarks in a campus classroom.
The incident, which was captured on video by several students, took place on Tuesday. According to the Orange County Register, 21-year old Dayton Kingery was removed during a lecture by several students before being arrested by Orange County police.
This was recorded this morning during a lecture at Chapman. I’m posting this as a reminder as to why celebrating black history will always be important, why our work is not done. Racism is not “over” #thisisamerica pic.twitter.com/fzAVSmPuW8— T-Pain $tan Account (@thereal_mowens) February 5, 2020
In the videos, Kingery can be seen drinking from a plastic bottle and using derogatory slurs, including the N-word.
“I’ve been drinking Barcardi all day, [N-word]. I fucking hate [N-word],” Kingery says. “I fucking hate faggots, too.”
Kingery is then forced out of the classroom while asking for his backpack. After one of the students hands him a backpack that is not his, Kingery throws the backpack and stomps on it.
According to the Registrer, Kingery was later taken into custody by Orange Country Police on suspicion of felony vandalism and making criminal threats. He was released the next day after posting bond.
Chapman University President Daniele Struppa later tweeted her statement.
“While I cannot go into detail on a student matter, I want to be clear that appropriate legal and disciplinary processes are being implemented,” Struppa said. “We are also taking strong interim action to ensure the safety of the classroom involved as well as campus housing.”
While I cannot go into detail on a student matter, I want to be clear that appropriate legal and disciplinary processes are being implemented. We are also taking strong interim action to ensure the safety of the classroom involved as well as campus housing.— Chapman University (@ChapmanU) February 5, 2020
On Saturday, Struppa updated her statement to say that the student was no longer enrolled.
“Racist and homophobic conduct will not be tolerated on this campus and we took decisive and swift action,” Struppa said. “As of this afternoon, the individual responsible for this incident is no longer a student at Chapman University.”
It’s unclear whether the student withdrew or was forced to drop out.
Kingery’s father, Jim Kingery, spoke with the GreenwichTime, saying “Dayton is a great kid. Right now we’re focused on getting him the help he needs.”
A representative Chapman University did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
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H/T the Root
Collyn Burke is a senior journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin interning for the Daily Dot's editorial team and Two Girls One Podcast. Her work has previously appeared in the Daily Texan and the Texas Observer.