NEW LONDON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy says it is investigating a report that a white male cadet may have acted to intimidate an African-American cadet based on his race.

The academy in New London said it received a report of an incident Friday but did not provide additional details.

The incident has been referred to the Coast Guard Investigative Service for a criminal investigation. The academy said it will also conduct an investigation under the Coast Guard’s anti-discrimination policies.

Rear Adm. James Rendon, the superintendent, said intimidation and harassment have no place at the academy.

About 1,000 cadets are enrolled at the academy. Cadets graduate with a commitment to serve five years in the Coast Guard.

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