Columbia College investigates potential black face incident

The State

Columbia College is investigating an image shared on social media depicting three students with their faces partially covered in what seems to be black paint.

The three students are going through the college’s judiciary process to determine if they violated the school’s code of conduct, said Monique McDaniels, spokeswoman for Columbia College.

The image shows three unidentified girls, one of them wearing a Columbia College gray hoodie, with black markings partially covering different parts of their faces.

College President Elizabeth Dinndorf issued a statement to students saying the image “disrupted” the school and the students will not be allowed back on campus until the investigation is complete.

Cynthia Roldán: 803-771-8311, @CynthiaRoldan