Purchase Student Arrested For Offensive Graffiti

B9316762899Z_1_20150327112107_000_GBOABFK65_1-018 Year-old Purchase College Freshman Raymond Turchioe was arrested Thursday evening and charged with a felony count of first-degree aggravated harassment for drawing swastikas and nooses in campus dormitory buildings at Purchase College. The drawings began to appear in Big Haus, Crossroads, and Farside, dormitories from March 17th for which the Westchester Bias Crime Unit together with the SUNY Purchase police had been investigating reports of the offensive graffiti. Turchioe has been charged with incidents from one dorm while the other reported incidents are still under investigation. He is barred from entering campus following an interim suspension pending the outcome of a hearing while a $15,000 bail is set at the Westchester County jail.

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