Missouri students apologize for cotton ball prank


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Two University of Missouri students have
apologized for scattering cotton balls outside the Black Culture
Center on campus.
Nineteen-year-old freshman Sean Fitzgerald and 21-year-old
senior Zachary Tucker were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of hate
crimes. They have not been charged.
In a letter to campus leaders and student groups issued Friday,
the two apologized for their "inexcusable judgment."
The statement described what they called "a series of foolish
acts" that included riding a Missouri tiger statue and hoisting a
pirate flag at the ROTC building. Both students have been suspended
from school.