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Anti-Hate Rally Planned At CCSU

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Central Connecticut State University has scheduled an anti-hate rally after messages targeting two students because of their sexual orientation were posted in a dormitory last week.

The gathering is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Circle Center. The New Britain school will also host forums and other events in the coming weeks in response to the incidents.

University officials say threatening, hateful and derogatory messages were posted on the dorm room door of two female students.

Campus police are looking for suspects, and Central has submitted a bias crime report to state police.

School officials say the two students have been moved to another dorm and are being offered counseling.

Similar incidents at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury prompted a rally there last week.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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