“Last night, members of our community received an offensive and hateful email which violated the values and standards of the Juniata community”
Across the country, progressive students and faculty are demanding that schools sever ties with police. Yet this warranted calling the police? You couldn’t make this up.
The College Fix reports:
Juniata College calls cops on student for sending email that mocked diversity demands
A Pennsylvania liberal arts college suspended a student and reported him to police for sending an email that mocked demands for a stronger bias response team and required classes on systemic racism, among others.
Colin Daly also said students can’t blame “skin color” for their problems, which could stem from “a lack of personal responsibility, lack of growing up in a stable two-parent household, or a general disinclination for learning of the college variety.”
The senior wrote the email to the Juniata College community anonymously but accidentally “left identifying information on the system he used to distribute his post to all of Juniata’s email accounts,” according to PennLive.
Before it identified Daly as the author of the June 26 email, the college claimed he physically threatened students.
The email contained “slurs, hateful language, and intimations of violence directed at members of our community on the basis of their identity,” President James Troha wrote in a statement the same day.
The next day, after it discovered that Daly was the author, the college published a new statement claiming that “law enforcement agencies are continuing their own investigations of the matter,” implying the unnamed student may have broken both state and federal law. The only law enforcement it mentioned, though, was Huntingdon Borough Police.
“Last night, members of our community received an offensive and hateful email which violated the values and standards of the Juniata community, leaving many of our community members feeling afraid, angry, vulnerable and unsafe,” Troha wrote.
The article continues:
District Attorney Dave Smith determined the email didn’t violate laws on “making terrorist threats” or “hate crime provisions,” PennLive reported, so he didn’t interview Daly or seek a search warrant for his digital devices.
Smith said there was “nothing in the letter that we felt was prosecutable.” His office did not respond to repeated requests from The Fix to answer how it found out about Daly’s letter, whether the administration or students sought a criminal investigation, and what charges were suggested to Smith’s office.
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