A Kean University alum has been charged with making false threats against black students at the school last month and is facing one count of creating a false public alarm, the Associated Press reports.
Kayla-Simone McKelvey, a New Jersey resident and self-proclaimed activist, allegedly participated in a Nov. 17 rally concerning racial issues but then left the rally and walked to the university library to create an anonymous Twitter account. McKelvey used the computers there and began making threats against black students on campus.
"kean university twitter against blacks is for everyone who hates blacks people," one tweet read. Another tweet claimed that there was a bomb on campus, while another stated, "i will kill every black male and female at kean univeristy," according to NJ.com.
The 24-year-old then allegedly went back to the rally and tried to raise awareness about the threats.
McKelvey is expected to appear in court in two weeks, and it is not immediately clear if she has an attorney.
The university released a statement saying that it was "saddened" to know that it was a former student and someone who participated in the rally who allegedly made the threats.
"As a diverse academic community, we wholeheartedly respect and support activism, however, no cause or issue gives anyone the right to threaten the safety of others," the statement read. "We hope this information will begin to bring a sense of relief and security to the campus community."
NJ.com reports that Kean President Dawood Farahi spoke to students on Tuesday afternoon, calling the tweets a "heinous crime."
According to prosecutors, an investigation revealed that there was never any real plan to harm students.