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Racial incidents stir up Ohio's Oberlin College

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OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) - Oberlin College near Cleveland says it canceled classes after a report that someone wearing a hooded robe resembling Ku Klux Klan gear was seen near an African heritage building.

Oberlin canceled Monday's classes after the sighting. The school calls it the latest in a series of hate-related incidents on campus that included reports of racist graffiti.

Police say two students are under investigation in the graffiti incidents and face disciplinary action, but no criminal charges have been filed. Police say it's unclear whether the actions were a prank or motivated by bigotry.

School leaders have said they hope the ordeal leads to a stronger Oberlin. The famous liberal college had Monday events focused on mutual respect.

Oberlin prides itself as a stop on the Underground Railroad that helped fugitive slaves.

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