The terrorist race threat at Hocking College is at level red in Nelsonville, Oh. Diverse Issues in Higher Education is reporting that some of the black students have withdrawn permanently from the college out of fear of being killed. Apparently, the FBI has been called in to investigate a threat of a black student massacre. There was a threat written in a bathroom of the school dormitory, Hockings Heights, that read, “Black students would be killed Feb. 2.”
The report also said that some students have been put in temporary housing for those who fear violence against them if they remain in the Hocking Heights dorm. Professors have made exceptions for students who plan to stay away this week and will let students make up missed classwork. The report states that according to students, this is not the first time there has been viscious racist remarks written on the walls before. But, this time the threat was pernicious enough to cause for extreme concern.
The school spokesperson, Judy Sinnott, said she hadn’t heard any previous complaints of “racist taunting” before and went on to say something ludicrous: “Any time that there are young people, you know, there’s going to be tension,” Sinnott said. “Young people will be young people.” And yes, it’s true….she is the school spokesperson.
Well, I guess when you have a college nestled in a city at the foothills of the appalachian hills with only 400 black students in a college population of 6,300, you can get an idea of where Ms. Sinnott is coming from. Not only that, the college sits in a city with a failing economy where heroin addiction is on the rise.
Read here for more details on what could possibly be a tragedy waiting to happen.