- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., has increased security on campus after a racist threat from an alleged University of Missouri student was posted online.

The threat posted anonymously to a web forum Wednesday night reads, “I left MU yesterday because I couldn’t put up with it anymore. I go home to MD and what do I see? The same old [expletive]. Turn on the news and it’s always the [N-word] causing trouble everywhere,” a local CBS News affiliate reported.

“Any [N-word] left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapstake [sic] [N-word] who try to get out using the metro will regret that choice real fast. Sure, the po po will take me down, but I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better,” the threat goes on to state. “After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.”

Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick sent the following statement Thursday to students:

“We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local, and federal law enforcement on this serious matter. This is an ongoing investigation. However, in an abundance of caution, the University has increased security on campus and at area metro stations. We strongly encourage the campus community and our neighbors to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. If you see something, say something and contact Howard University Department of Public Safety at 202-806-1100 or the District of Columbia Metro Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

Howard has not canceled classes, but says students will not be penalized if they choose not to come to class Thursday, CBS reported.

The threat comes after protests alleging systemic racism at the University of Missouri led to the resignations of the university’s president and chancellor.

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