University of Exeter students investigated over hi-vis jackets making fun of rape and the Las Vegas massacre 

University of Exeter students are being investigated by the university after they were pictured on a night out wearing jackets emblazoned with swastikas and messages mocking the Las Vegas massacre.

The students, who have caused outrage among peers at Exeter after images emerged on social media, are believed to have been attending a social event associated with Camborne School of Mines society, the university’s geoscience and mining faculty.

They were pictured wearing high visibility tabards plastered with controversial jokes, including a comment about “floor 32” – believed to be a reference to the Las Vegas massacre.

The insensitive jibes comes less than a week after 58 people and more than 500 people were injured when Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

The students involved were later urged to take down any photos from social media which may incriminate them during the investigation, according to the student newspaper The Tab.

They were also told to destroy any clothing inscribed with offensive material.