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Metalheads on college tour make woman 'nervous', she calls 911

Sunday, May 06, 2018 8:53 AM PT
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Native American metalheads with police

Two Native American brothers were pulled from a campus tour of Colorado State University last week after the mother of another prospective student called 911 because the pair, wearing "black clothing," made her "nervous."

The brothers, 19-year-old Thomas Kanewakeron Gray and 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati Gray, were detained by police while the college tour continued without them. Once police confirmed that the brothers were indeed part of the tour, they were allowed to rejoin the group, however, according to CNN, "by that time, the tour had moved on."

On Friday, Colorado State released the police report, audio of the 911 call, and body camera footage from university police. Said footage can be viewed below, and you'll note that one brother is wearing a Cattle Decapitation t-shirt, while the other is sporting an Archspire t-shirt. The woman who called 911 told them that the boys' shirts had "weird symbolism or wording on it."

"If it's nothing, I'm sorry," she said. "But it actually made me like feel sick and I've never felt like that."


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Colorado State University President Tony Frank said the school was trying to reach out to the brothers and their family but had been unsuccessful. The university wants to reimburse the pair for any travel expenses, Frank said.

"This incident is sad and frustrating from nearly every angle, particularly the experience of two students who were here to see if this was a good fit for them as an institution," school officials said.

On the bright side, Cattle Decapitation says the brothers "get free guest list spots to our shows for life."


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