Yesha Callahan

Black Alum Threatens To Kill Black Students At Kean University

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There are a large number of black students and alumni from universities across the country that are making incredibly progressive strides toward exposing the racism running rampant on campuses and outlining means of increasing and embracing diversity. And then there are people like Kayla-Simone McKelvey whose counter-productive antics only slow down the movement.

McKelvey is a Kean University alum and former homecoming queen who has been charged with anonymously threatening to kill students of color at her school. The thing is the 24-year-old is actually quite active on the campus still and, according to Pix 11, was one of the leaders of a multi-day demonstration at the center of campus in support of black student protesting at other universities across the country, like Mizzou. In a weird twist, McKelvey allegedly incited a cause for uprising at her own school when she left a demonstration on November 17, went to the school library, and set up an account tweeting violent remarks and threatening to explode a bomb on campus. She also tweeted:

“I will shoot every black woman and male I see at Kean University”

“I will kill all the blacks tonight tomorrow and any other day if they go to Kean University”

Investigators say after sending the tweets McKelvey returned to the demonstration and pointed out the posts to other demonstrators to rile up their own protest. The next day, more than half of the students at Kean reportedly chose not to go to class out of fear the “anonymous” tweeter would make good on those threats.

University officials notified federal authorities and local and state law enforcement when they were made aware of the tweets. After McKelvey’s involvement was discovered, Kean’s president, Dawood Farahi, made a statement at a previously scheduled forum on ethnic diversity:

“As a diverse academic community, we wholeheartedly respect and support activism. However, no cause or issue gives anyone the right to threaten the safety of others. We hope this information will begin to bring a sense of relief and security to the campus community.

So far, McKelvey has yet to explain her actions but she is facing a charge of third degree creating a false alarm. She’s scheduled to appear in court December 14.

  1. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    What in the hell?? Is she sick or is something more sinister going on?!

    • December 2, 2015 - Reply

      @yoda

      One of two things. Either she stupidly thought this would somehow help, even though in this digital age all simplistic unencrypted data transmissions like tweets, facebook posts etc…can be easily tracked back to their source. Or she’s an agent provocateur.

      • December 2, 2015 - Reply

        @bluelight74

        Another thing is she could have possibly been set up as well.

        • December 2, 2015 - Reply

          @Mico

          This, too, is a possible scenario.

      • December 2, 2015 - Reply

        @bluelight74

        “…Or she’s an agent provocateur.” This is what I was thinking.

  2. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    There are people like her who like to fuel the fire more as it seems to be dying out to them. There is enough racism worldwide to last so many centuries more, it is never going to stop. If she really wanted to fuel the fire, why not actually investigate and find more things on the campus that you could point out.The idea is for us to unite and make ourselves look like well rounded educated individuals. When you have people like her it just ruins the momentum of a movement and makes people who are preferably white want to ignore us even more. I know what she was thinking but she did not think it through enough. She let the adrenaline take over and it just makes mockery of a legit protest.She went lowdown and went to what the very people she was fighting against do. Never go to DefconWhite it makes us look as bad as the white supremacists you fight against.

    • December 2, 2015 - Reply

      @mywordsaremypower

      Lmao, DefconWhite indeed. This story is just weird.

      • December 2, 2015 - Reply

        @Adebisi's Hat

        What’s Defconwhite?

        • December 2, 2015 - Reply

          @Mary Burrell

          It’s slang. It means that someone is taking it to the extreme.

        • December 5, 2015 - Reply

          @Mary Burrell

          Peak whiteness, in this case.

  3. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    We have to use strategy and wisdom when opposing white racism. The federal government has the technology to monitor social media, especially on Twitter and Facebook all of the time. More facts will come out of this case. One thing is true. We, as black people, deserve to be safe in any educational facility and in any location in general. So, threats against our people should always be condemned. This is a strange and disturbing story.

  4. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    not unusual times like this bring out the kooks, this women is ill and needs help.

  5. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    This is bizarre makes no sense at all.

  6. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    Either mentally ill or an agent.

  7. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    Perhaps she’s mentally ill but most likely, she’s a Provocateur.

  8. December 2, 2015 - Reply

    This reminds me of the movie “Dear White People”, where the biracial student had actually instigated that party in the movie. I think this lady was trying to expose the racism on campus, but she went about it the wrong way.

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