Black Student Admits Posting Hoax Threats to ‘Shoot Every Black Woman and Male I See’
April 19, 2016
ELIZABETH, N.J. – A recent black Kean University graduate faces up to 90 days in jail and $82,000 in restitution for creating a false public alarm by using a fake Twitter account to threaten black students.
Kayla McKelvey, 25, pleaded guilty to the charge Monday in a Union County court after a judge previously rejected a plea deal that would have allowed her to avoid jail time and eventually erase the charge from her record, NJ.com reports.
The new arrangement comes with a recommended 90-day jail sentence and an $82,000 bill to cover the increased campus security and investigation into several messages posted to Twitter on Nov. 17, 2015 that threatened to kill black students on campus.
McKelvey, a “self-proclaimed activist,” was participating in a race rally when she left the event and went to the university library, where she created an anonymous Twitter account to send messages like “@kupolice I will kill all the blacks tonight, tomorrow and any other day they go to Kean University,” prosecutors said