A former Kean University student was charged Tuesday with making fake threats against her fellow black students at the New Jersey school in an attempt to raise awareness of racism.
Kayla-Simone McKelvey, of Union Township, faces one count of creating a false public alarm, which carries a maximum three- to five-year sentence.
The 24-year-old participated in a Nov. 17 rally on racial issues at Kean and then went to a campus library computer and posted anonymous threats on Twitter against black students. She then returned to the rally and tried to raise awareness about the threats.
Security was increased at Kean after the threats were discovered, though classes weren’t affected.