ELON, N.C. – An Elon University student has admitted to writing "Bye bye Latinos hasta la vista" on a classroom whiteboard.
News outlets report that an Elon faculty member found the message Thursday and photographed the note before erasing it and reporting the incident to university officials.
The note was written two days after the victory of president-elect Donald Trump, who has made the deportation of illegal immigrants a prominent part of his platform.
The university said in a statement Thursday evening that an unidentified student had stepped forward and was "deeply remorseful" for writing the message. President Leo M. Lambert called it "reprehensible" and assured Hispanic students that they are valued and would be protected.
School officials say Elon's Office of Student Conduct is investigating the matter.