OXFORD, MS (abc24.com) - Vandalism, racial slurs and obscenities. There are more racial tensions to report at the University of Mississippi.
Some troubles date back to the start of the school year. Ole Miss made national news last week when students protested President Obama's re-election. A few were heard shouting racial taunts.
The university has just released information on racial attacks that go back months. Most involve a freshman dorm and repeat instances of vandalism. Several attacks targeted an African-American student.
University police turned the information over to the FBI, but because no threats were made, the feds can't investigate. The school is not stopping its investigation.
"As a member of this community, this is extremely difficult," says Lionel Maten, the Director of Student Housing. "As a member of this community, this is not welcome."
Cameras line the hall of the Ole Miss freshman dorm. They're there to record any repeat vandalism like what's occurred the last few months.
Students report obscenities, graphic drawings, racial slurs all being written on dorm room doors on the tenth floor of Stockard Hall. In August an African American student, Jamal Woods, was targeted several times.
"On Jamal's door, there was a series of writings that occurred within a two to three day span," Maten says.
Woods moved. There were no more problems until last week. "It was actually in one of our parking lot areas, his truck was vandalized."
According to police reports, the letters KKK and words "go home" were keyed into the car.
"Every effort we can make to try to make sure it isn't tolerated we try to do it," Maten says. "Those things are not acceptable in the community."
But no one has been charged with the crimes.
"No one knows who it is or who did it," says Walter Mitchell, a freshman who lives in the dorm. "Our whole floor got in a lot of trouble for that."
Students Mitchell knows don't condone what's happening. "It's probably like one person on the floor of fifty kids that wrote that," he says. "A lot of us aren't like that at all. It's just a very small percent. It just makes everyone believe the stereotype that all the kids are like that, but we're not."
The school placed cameras on the floor of that dorm and ordered everyone living there attend a mandatory meeting on race relations.
Woods did not want to talk on camera. University police say they are still investigating the crimes, but cannot charge anyone unless a witness comes forward or someone confesses.