November 18, 2005
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say several black students at Ball State University have been harassed by drivers shouting racial insults at them.
Students who have been harassed say the incidents have come mainly at night and from drivers along main campus throughways. Derick Virgil, director of Ball State's Multicultural Center, says he's had five to six reports of drive-by harassment since the end of October.
Campus officials say minority students should travel in groups of at least two or three and to call campus police if another incident occurs.
Campus police are increasing security on campus, and an escort charter service is available for students who feel threatened walking on campus at night.