Man bleach bombed on Texas campus


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AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) – A University of Texas student walking across campus on Thursday was hit with a bleach-filled balloon.

The student was not injured and the Austin Police Department is investigating the incident.

The incident is similar to ones reported in 2012 near campus.

Austin police confirmed multiple cases involving bleach-filled balloons being thrown or dropped on minority students last year.

As a result, students marched through campus demanding the university step up and take action.

Robert Dahlstrom, UT’s chief of police at the time, said they didn’t know about any bleach balloon incidents because no student ever filled a report, only when they received calls from the community asking why nothing has been done, did they look into it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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