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2 UA students will face charges for incident with Border Patrol Agents

TUCSON – The University of Arizona Police Department will be charging two students with interference with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution, after an incident with U.S. Border Patrol Agents on campus.

In a letter sent to The University of Arizona campus community on March 29, President Robert C. Robbins said the UA Police Department will continue to investigate this incident for additional criminal violations.  The Dean of Students is also reviewing potential violations of the student code of conduct and there will also be a probe into actions involving UA employees, according to Robbins.

As News 4 Tucson previously reported, the confrontation that sparked the UAPD investigation happened on March 19 at a career fair at the University of Arizona. In one video posted to social media, one student is heard shouting, “murder patrol” while agents are talking to a group of criminal justice students.  Another video shows the student following the agents out of the classroom and to their car.

The head of the local chapter of the National Border Patrol Council, Art Del Cueto, had called on the university to investigate the students.

The University of Arizona has not identified the students who will be facing charges.

You can read the letter from President Robert C. Robbins below:

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Specialist for KVOA News 4 Tucson. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

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