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San Diego State University reports threat made against member of black community

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 15:05:39-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego State University encouraged students, staff, and faculty to report information Tuesday about a social media post appearing to threaten a member of SDSU’s Black community.

The Snapchat video “appears to make a threatening or disparaging remark” against the individual, SDSU officials reported.

The remark used imagery “historically used to threaten Black individuals and communities”, according to the campus twitter feed.

"For now, we urge all members of our community to reach out to campus supports as they need help during this time. The Dean of Students and Counseling and Psychological Services are available to support students and faculty and staff are encouraged to seek support via the Employee Assistance Program," SDSU officials said in a statement.

Earlier this month, SDSU’s Black Resource Center was vandalized by someone who smashed a television and computer.

Campus officials also organized healing circles after someone shouted racial slurs at the BRC in March.

“At SDSU, diversity and inclusion are core values we uphold, and the university is deeply committed to supporting a campus climate and environment that is welcoming and safe, no matter a person’s background or experience. We do not accept hate-driven acts,” said university President Adela de la Torre.

Anyone with information about the latest incident was encouraged to email information to policeinvestigations@sdsu.edu.