At the moment on one @Cornell dialogue discussion board, the kosher eating corridor (104 west) is now locked and Jewish college students are afraid to depart their rooms. @GovKathyHochul @HenMazzig pic.twitter.com/MsK4y34zf6
— Annie Vail (@AnnieSun16) October 29, 2023
The message “Posted by: kill Jews” is titled “I will shoot 104 West.” Right here is the letter from the president of Cornell (describing “104 West” as “dwelling of the [Cornell] Middle for Jewish Life”):
Pricey members of the Cornell neighborhood,
Earlier right this moment, a collection of horrific, anti-Semitic messages threatening violence towards our Jewish neighborhood and particularly mentioning 104 West – dwelling of the Middle for Jewish Residing – had been posted on an internet site not affiliated with Cornell. The police had been instantly knowledgeable.
Presently, Cornell Police (CUPD) are on scene and investigating. Police will stay on website to make sure our college students and neighborhood members are secure.
Cornell police additionally notified the FBI of a doable hate crime.
Threats of violence are completely unacceptable, and we are going to do our greatest to make sure that the particular person or individuals who posted them are punished to the total extent of the legislation. Our speedy focus is on protecting the neighborhood secure; we are going to proceed to make this a precedence.
We is not going to tolerate anti-Semitism at Cornell. Throughout my time as president, I’ve repeatedly uncovered bigotry and hatred, each on our campus and past. The viciousness and damaging nature of anti-Semitism is actual and has a deep influence on our Jewish college students, college and workers, in addition to your complete Cornell neighborhood. This incident highlights the necessity to battle the forces that divide us and drive us towards hatred. This can’t be what defines us at Cornell.
Our complete neighborhood deserves to really feel secure at Cornell. In the event you develop into conscious of any risk to your security or to the security of the neighborhood, please contact CUPD at 607-255-1111. We additionally encourage you to obtain the RAVE Guardian app, which can help you report any security considerations to CUPD in actual time.
Within the coming days, we are going to work to strengthen a tradition of belief, respect and security at Cornell. No matter your beliefs, backgrounds, or views, I urge all of you to come back along with the empathy and assist for one another that we so desperately want throughout this troublesome time.
To be honest, as with all on-line posts, there’s all the time an opportunity that these are some form of hoaxes or sick jokes; nevertheless it appears Cornell is taking them severely.