Police, FBI investigating ‘Hate-Filled Flyers’ Found on Western Connecticut State University Campus
Posted on: 11/04/2019 01:33 AM

2019: Ideas are more effective than violence.


Police and federal agents are investigating “hate-filled flyers and inscriptions” left around Western Connecticut State University’s campus Thursday night in Danbury.

It was not clear whether a student or “outside agitators” were responsible, but university President John Clark strongly condemned the materials and vowed to enforce the “severest disciplinary actions” regardless of whether students or someone off-campus made the flyers.

“Have no doubt that we are treating this as an attack on our university community and making every effort to see that those responsible are caught and properly punished,” Clark wrote in a letter published late Friday afternoon. “I am fully committed to the absolutely necessary goal this does not happen again. We must be ever vigilant to protect our university against these hateful attacks.”


Police, FBI investigating ‘Hate-Filled Flyers’ Found on Western Connecticut State University Campus





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One flyer read "It's OK to be white" and the other read "Islam is right about women," Steinmetz said.

University officials immediately reported the flyers to Danbury and state police and referred the messages to the FBI office in New Haven, all of whom were investigating who made the flyers on Friday, Steinmetz said.

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