Northeastern Suspends Ties to New Jersey Medical University

Two allegedly coerced into dressing as KKK members were among four students removed from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey program.

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Northeastern University has halted an internship program with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and removed four students from the school after two of the Northeastern students were allegedly coerced into dressing as Ku Klux Klan members in an apparent hazing incident at UMDNJ's emergency medical technician program, the Northeastern News reports.

The incident, which officials say occurred July 6, was captured on a grainy cellphone photo depicting two people wearing white sheets, one clenching a cross made from wood and tape. Someone in an emergency medical services uniform is also shown adjusting a sheet.

The students were part of an EMT certificate program at UMDNJ, and the three university paramedics involved in the incident have been fired. At least one of those men was an instructor to the students, the Star-Ledger reports.