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UMDNJ Probing Extent of ‘KKK’ Hazing Incident


The president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey says the school is looking into whether more people were involved in an apparent racist hazing incident.

Three paramedics were fired last week after cell phone camera images surfaced showing paramedic trainees at University Hospital in Newark clad in white sheets resembling Ku Klux Klan robes and holding a wooden cross.

UMDNJ spokeswoman Terri Guess said last week that students from Northeastern University in Boston were the trainees involved in the incident, which took place on July 6.

UMDJ President William F. Owen said he expects a report to be completed within two weeks.

He briefed the school’s board of trustees on the investigation Tuesday.

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