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Violent Threats Made on Twitter Against Blacks at Kean University

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Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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UNION, NJ - A threat was put out on the social media site Twitter later Tuesday evening Nov.18, threatening to kill all black students on campus. The twitter name going by “@keanuagainstblk ”  wrote tweets such as “I will kill every black male and female at kean university.” and another said “kean university theres a bomb on your campus.”

While these are just threats it has many students living at the school on edge with many contacting the Kean University Police. While we were not able to get a statement at this time, the Kean University Police posted on their twitter site, “We are aware of the situation on Twitter and it is being looked into.”  They also tweeted for students to tweet to “@KeanUniversity - if you SEE SOMETHING, or SOMEONE, that doesn’t seem right.  SAY SOMETHING.”

Students were also seen and heard outside yelling in anger in what is known as the “Quad” area of the residence halls. “They don’t care about your life, they don’t care, they don’t care ” was heard repeatedly. 

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The Kean Student Body President, Nigel Donald tweeted to students at 11:00pm, “I’m asking Kean students as your student leader to not attend classes tomorrow as recent threats have been made against the campus.”

At 12:30am Kean University tweeted “Threatening tweets are under investigation by @kupolice. Protest on campus is peaceful”.

TAPinto will keep updating as more information becomes available. 

 

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