Authorities have launched a hate crime probe into the report of An Arab Muslim student was injured in a Friday hit-and-run at Stanford University.
According to the University, a black S.U.V. The student was hit by a black S.U.V. StanfordJust before 2 pm. The driver had left the scene. The student was being treated by medical personnel for non-life-threatening injuries.
The student told officials at the university that the driver, who he described to be a white man driving a Toyota 4Runner in his mid-20s, made eye-contact with him before accelerating, and then striking him. advisory Shared by Public Safety Department at Stanford Saturday. The student reported to officials that a man drove off while shouting expletives and referring “you and your people.”
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said that it had opened a hate crime investigation based on preliminary information from the California Highway Patrol. Neither the Sheriff’s Office nor the Highway Patrol commented further on the investigation. The authorities did not release the driver’s name.
In a statement shared by a student group that has been organizing sit-ins on campus to protest Israel’s actions in Gaza amid its war with Hamas, the student who reported being struck said that he recognized the driver as someone “who had previously shown animosity” The university’s response was slow and insufficient, he said.
A spokesperson for Stanford In an email, University stated that campus authorities released information to the campus communities as soon as they were able to.
You can also find out more about the following: a statement Shared with the Stanford community on Friday, the university’s president, Richard Saller, and its provost, Jenny Martinez, said that they were “profoundly disturbed to hear this report of potentially hate-based physical violence on our campus.” The violence they said is a savagery. “morally reprehensible, and we condemn it in the strongest terms.”
As tensions rise over the Israel/Hamas war, hate crimes are being investigated. Last month, personal information was stolen. of Harvard students were published online after signing a letter published the night before of The Hamas attack of Oct. 7 was blamed on Israel. Columbia closed its campus recently to the public due to tensions between pro Israel and pro Palestinians protesters. Cornell cancelled classes last week following antisemitic threat.
The wake of The report on hit-and-runs Stanford’s public safety department It said that it was adding additional security at “key locations” Campus life is a great way to meet new people.