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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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Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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UNION, NJ - A threat was put out on the social media site Twitter on Tuesday evening  threatening to kill all black students on the Kean University campus.

Someone with the handle “@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. Kean University Police posted on its 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.”

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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. 

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

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

 

 

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