DALLAS (AP) — Several minority high school students from Dallas say they were racially harassed by some Texas A&M University students and told they were not welcome at the College Station campus.

A&M President Michael Young says the allegations are being taken seriously and he deeply regrets the pain and hurt feelings of the high school students.

About 60 juniors from Uplift Hampton Preparatory visited A&M on Tuesday.

Sen. Royce West, in a statement Thursday, said the incident began when a white woman approached two black students and asked their opinion of her Confederate flag replica earrings. The Dallas legislator has called for expulsion of any A&M students found to have harassed the younger students.

The incident was witnessed and reported by an A&M guide and an Uplift official. Campus police were contacted.