By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large
It turns out that a recent Kean University graduate, a black alumnus named Kayla-Simone McKelvey, has been charged in connection with several tweets made a couple of weeks ago that threatened the black students on campus. McKelvey was charged by summons with “third-degree creating a false public alarm.”
According to a joint investigation conducted by the Union County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office and campus police, McKelvey, a self-proclaimed student activist, was participating in an anti-racism campus rally on November 17, and left the rally while it was still going on to send out the tweets. It is alleged she went to a computer station at a Kean University library, created an anonymous Twitter account with a revealing handle…@keanuagainstblk…and then proceeded to send out tweets that said things like, “i will shoot any black person i see at kean university.” From there, McKelvey allegedly returned to the rally and began informing others as to the existence of the tweets.
McKelvey’s first court appearance is scheduled for December 14.