Safety concerns are raised at a college campus in Kenosha because of perceived racial threats. A noose made of rubber bands, found by an African-American female student in a UW-Parkside residence hall, leads to the young woman receiving a threatening note. It was followed Thursday night by threatening flyers against black students in the same building.
Edward Twyman, Parkside’s Senior Diversity Officer, said faculty members are using class time to discuss the issue while officials look to promote tolerance and respect.
“We’re using this incident as a chance to make changes on campus that will make Parkside a better place for everyone,” said Twyman.
Cindy Graham, Interim Dean of Students, said campus police are coordinating with the UW-Milwaukee police department to send additional officers to Parkside for surveillance.
AUDIO: Graham on investigative response (:24)
Meanwhile an investigation continues at multiple levels and student reaction on the Parkside campus is mixed. Some are quite concerned about safety while others maintain the stupidity of one, or a few others, should not interrupt the educational process.