JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hate-filled and racist stickers have been discovered on the University of North Florida’s campus.
University leaders said a current student is behind the QR codes posted on campus directing people to white supremacy and anti-Semitic materials.
According to the report, a professor is the one who reported it.
“Want to know why society is nuts? Scan and listen.”
That’s what was written next to the eight QR code stickers found on campus.
UNF police said if one scanned those QR codes, one would find those lead to a website that had white supremacist and anti-Semitic materials.
A current UNF student, Bobbi Hudson, said, “I’m not going to lie. I probably would have cursed. Like why is this popping up? Like what?”
The codes were found around the Social Sciences and Biological Sciences buildings on campus.
A junior at UNF, Ethan Cloin, said, “It’s sad to see that somebody took it that far that they would post something physical.”
UNF students received an email on Tuesday evening about the racially biased incident.
It read, in part, “The person responsible has been identified as a current student and the incident has been referred to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion and Student Conduct.”
This is not the first time UNF has dealt with racial issues on campus. Action News Jax reported back in 2017 about a neo-Nazi student, Ken Parker, who threatened the campus.
After the university completed its investigation, Parker was suspended and later banned from UNF’s campus.
Current students are hoping for action from the school.
Cloin said, “I feel like it’s a bare minimum for them to explain what’s happening on campus and the problems we’re facing. And hopefully, we can have some specific action to combat that, open up, and open up conversations between students a little bit more.”
In a statement, UNF writes: “The University of North Florida wholeheartedly rejects hate in all its forms.” It added: “We remain extremely committed to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment on our campus for all students, faculty and staff regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation or gender identity.”