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Ole Miss students attend session following play disruption

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Updated: 10/08/2013 11:20 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — Some Ole Miss students were required Tuesday night to attend what's described as an "educational dialogue" that came about following last week's disruption of a play with a gay character.

WMC-TV in Memphis says it was not allowed to attend the discussion at Nutt Auditorium or talk to students about what they learned.

The event was prompted by complaints made about how some audience members acted during a performance of "The Laramie Project," a play based on the 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student.

The university's Bias Incident Response Team issued a statement Friday recommending that everyone who attended that performance be required to attend the discussion.

According to the BIRT statement, the goal was "to repair the harm that was done" during the play.

Those who saw what happened during the play are being encouraged to report it by email at or

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