The perceived racial threat at UW-Parkside turned out to be a hoax. Whether or not a fear factor remains on the Kenosha campus, after last week’s threats is still to be determined, but students begin this new week knowing the situation appears over.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth believes charges from the district attorney’s office are warranted against a female student, who confessed to creating a second noose made of rubber bands and racially threatening fliers for a residence hall. The sheriff says “too many people were frightened and upset not to file charges.”
The student was reportedly upset more wasn’t done with the initial discovery of a noose-like display of rubber bands in that same residence hall. The student’s name was among the 13 listed on the flier, which led detectives to her.
The young woman was to be removed from campus, according to Parkside officials, who reiterate there was no actual threat.