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SRU, police investigate "Zoom bombings" during Black History Month events

February 26, 2021 News Extra

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Slippery Rock University is working with law enforcement in an investigation of two recent “Zoom bombing” incidents that interrupted virtual Black History Month events with racist and violent video and audio, according to the university.

Zoom bombing is a practice in which someone interrupts a virtual meeting with unrelated video or audio.

The first incident occurred Feb. 13 during an evening poetry reading hosted by a sorority. The second took place Thursday evening during a presentation about Black athletes, university officials said.

University police are investigating and working with state police, the county district attorney's office and the FBI. SRU's Information and Administrative Technology Services department is assisting in the investigation.

This is a breaking news report — read more in Sunday's Butler Eagle.

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