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Norwalk Community College Investigates Anti-Gay Slur Written On Wall

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NORWALK, Conn. -- Officials at Norwalk Community College are investigating an anti-gay slur that was written on a bathroom wall.

The slur was discovered on the wall of a second-floor bathroom in the West Campus building, according to a notice sent out by NCC President David Levinson.

"This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and the person(s) responsible will be subject to disciplinary and legal action," Levinson wrote. "I would like to remind everyone that a bias incident of this kind is a criminal offense and a hate crime."

A hate crime is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a criminal offense "motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin."

"Norwalk Community College is a diverse and welcoming community. The college upholds the Board of Regent's Non-Discrimination Policy," Levinson wrote. "If you see something that violates this policy, say something."

Levinson was not available for additional comment Wednesday, April 16. The incident is currently being investigated by campus security.