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Racist threats found on Salisbury University's campus

Posted at 7:16 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 07:16:24-05

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. — Salisbury University is closed on Thursday, February 20 after racist vandalism was found on campus. The school's president, Charles Wight, chose to cancel classes to give a chance for students and faculty to come together and process what happened. He wrote a statement on the school's website stating an attack on some members is an attack on all of us and we all need to respond.

There were two messages found on campus, one on a door and another on a wall. Both messages included the N-word and a threat to African Americans. The messages were referring to Black History Month as a hanging month. SU students posted online stating how speechless and disgusted they were someone would do this.

This is the third time something like this has happened in the last six months on campus. The FBI is investigating all of the incidents. Wight asked everyone to cooperate with the investigation. He ended his statement asking everyone to join together to take back SU.

Classes are expected to resume 8 a.m. on Friday, February 21. Updates will be posted on their website.