Temple University student assaulted on move-in day

Temple University says it is investigating a reported attack on a student that allegedly included what the school called "religious slurs."
Temple University says it is investigating a reported attack on a student that allegedly included what the school called "religious slurs."

Temple University said in a statement that Wednesday afternoon's confrontation on the school's main campus in North Philadelphia "is alleged to have included physical violence and anti-Semitic statements and religious slurs."

Officials said one male student was alleged to have struck another during an argument at the table of the Temple chapter of the Students for Justice in Palestine.

The incident occurred as students were moving into the dorms for the school's fall term. The student was later treated at an area hospital and released.

University officials said they had "reached out to leaders of the Temple Jewish and pro-Palestinian communities" seeking "a best path for moving forward."



Here is the complete text of the statement posted by the university on its website:

"Temple University is investigating a report of an attack against a student late Wednesday afternoon. The attack is alleged to have included physical violence and anti-Semitic statements and religious slurs. As part of its investigation, Temple asks that anyone with information about the incident contact Campus Safety Services immediately at 215-204-1234.

"Temple University unequivocally condemns the disparagement or assault of any person based on religion or nationality. The university will not tolerate violence of any kind directed against members of the Temple community.

"In addition, university officials Wednesday night reached out to leaders of the Temple Jewish and pro-Palestinian communities to discuss the incident and a best path for moving forward."


The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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