Sick ‘rape’ group chat which led to students being kicked out of uni revealed

Eight university students have been disciplined after being involved in a sick group chat which talked about raping fellow undergraduates.

Three were kicked off their courses completely, two were forced to quit the university for a year and fined, while three three others were also disciplined.

An investigation was launched immediately after screenshots of the shocking Facebook group chat came to light and showed they also contained racial and anti-semitic slurs.

The Coventry Telegraph reported that the images showed a student saying: "Sometimes it’s fun to just go wild and rape 100 girls," while another said about a fellow student: "Rape her friends too."

The conversation continued with: "Rape the whole flat to teach them all (a) lesson."

Another message in the sickening Facebook chat read: "What do we do with girls? RAAAAAAAAAPE."

At one point, a user wrote: "Rape her in the street while everybody watches," with another responding it "wouldn’t even be unfair".

One chat participant, using a racial slur, then said: "Even the p**is?"

Further remarks included: "love Hitler, hate n****s and jews and Corbyn."

Discussing racism, one user said: "Yeah racism is frowned upon at Warwick? F****** bull."

Others replied "EDL!" and "racism is class".

Two formal complaints were made and now the University of Warwick has stated that three students have now either left or been kicked out of the university, with one of those banned from campus for life.

Two others have been required to withdraw from the university for a year with immediate effect and have also received fines alongside a number of other disciplinary penalties

Three more have received a range of other disciplinary penalties, including fines.

The case against one student was found to be not proven by the university’s Major Disciplinary Committee

Two of the originally accused students were exonerated at an early stage of the process.

A spokesman for the University of Warwick said: "The allegations were extremely serious and concerned matters that have been found to be a significant breach of the university’s dignity at Warwick policy which states we are committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which all University members (staff and students) are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and where bullying and harassment are not tolerated.

"The complaints were received on April 25. An investigating officer was appointed within 24 hours of receipt those complaints and a formal investigation commenced immediately thereafter.

"The investigation has now concluded, as have the university’s disciplinary processes. This included the convening of a major disciplinary committee made up of both staff and students.

"The university repeats its previous advice that any students or staff who have been affected by these events can obtain support and advice by contacting the University’s wellbeing support services or the students’ union advice centre."

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