A group of University of North Dakota students took to Snapchat to post images of themselves after reportedly locking a black student out of her own dorm.
The photo shows three laughing white female students with the caption, "Locked the black bitch out," according to Raw Story.
UND student Etonde Maloke took to Facebook on Tuesday to explain what took place.
"My friend left her phone in her room and the three kids pictured below took her phone and took the snapchat pictured below," Maloke explained in a now-deleted post viewed by Raw Story. "They captioned it 'locked the black bitch out.' My friend was not aware that they had done this and didn’t even realize they had put this on her snapchat story until another friend of ours pointed it out.
"We all know Racism is alive and well (whether you like to admit it not),” she continued in her post. "When said acts of racism happen at your school, it is infuriating and heart breaking."
On Wednesday the university took to Twitter to note that it was aware of the reported incident and was "in the process of gathering information."
"What is portrayed is not part of the community values that we expound," the statement said. "We take seriously issues related to respect for all."
Read more at Raw Story.