3 students charged for alleged racial comments

April 20, 2009 8:32:41 PM PDT
Three students at Lewis University in Romeoville have been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly making racial comments and gestures.One of their alleged victims says they should be charged with a hate crime.

"I really need more to be done. Disorderly conduct is not enough when you know peoples' lives have felt to be in danger," said the student.

Romeoville police arrested Matthew McCormack, Daniel Rusch and Michael Lisman early Thursday morning at North Hall. They reportedly targeted the young woman ABC7 spoke to who did not want to be identified and her roommates.

The university says the three men have been restricted from campus pending a hearing.