Three Lewis University students are under arrest, facing possible hate crime charges after allegedly taunting dorm mates with racial slurs and a dangling noose outside a dorm window.
Police in Romeoville say the three students, who were in a dorm room directly above that of the victims, shouted racially charged threats and lowered a noose outside the dorm windows at about 1 a.m. on April 16.
"Actions of this nature will not be tolerated," The Chicago Tribune quotes a statement from Lewis University as saying.
The students have been restricted from campus pending a student judicial hearing, the statement said. Police and campus security are conducting an investigation.