Session Called on Ole Miss Play Comments

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Oxford, Miss. The University of Mississippi says it has not been able to verify reports that athletes led the disruption of a campus play with gay slurs and inappropriate laughter. University officials said earlier that some freshman athletes participated.

The school's Bias Incident Response Team reports that nobody gave names or accused specific students of misbehaving during "The Laramie Project," a play about the beating death of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

The report says the dark theater made it hard to identify specific people, and early reports differ about the frequency, volume and source of comments.

It says every student in the Oct. 1 audience will have to attend an "educational dialogue session" led by faculty and Allies, a university organization that supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.


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