Cornell University police and the FBI are currently investigating a series of threats made against the Jewish community on the New York school’s campus.
These threats were found on a website that is not affiliated with the university and specifically targeted “104 West,” which is where the Center of Jewish Living is located on campus.
One of the threats called for individuals to track down a Jewish person and “slit their throats,” along with the statement, “Rats need to be eliminated from Cornell.”
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Students at Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, US on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 (Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The Steven K. and Winifred A. Grinspoon Hillel Center, located at Cornell University, acknowledged these threats in a social media post and stated that the Cornell Police Department is actively monitoring the situation at 104 West.
“At this time, we advise all students and staff to avoid entering the building as a precautionary measure,” the post mentioned.
The university’s President, Martha E. Pollack, also released a statement condemning the threats as “horrendous.”
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Pollack confirmed that the police have informed the FBI about these threats, categorizing them as a potential hate crime.
“Threats of violence are completely unacceptable, and we will ensure that the individual or individuals responsible face the full consequences of the law,” Pollack stated. “Our immediate focus is on keeping the community safe, and we will continue to prioritize that. We will not tolerate any form of antisemitism at Cornell.”
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The Cornell Center for Jewish Living (CJL) sent out an email to the community regarding these threats of violence that were made on GreekRank.
Similar to the Hillel Center and Pollack, the CJL also mentioned in its email that the police and FBI are currently investigating the situation.
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“The safety of our students is always our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them,” the email stated.
Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.