Cheryl Chumley, WND, November 30, 2015
Federal agents arrested a person on Monday in connection with a threat of gun violence at the University of Chicago that shut down the campus and sent students into dormitory hiding.
A student from another school, the University of Illinois at Chicago, is being held in connection with the threat, according to the Chicago Tribune. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick said in a statement reported by USA Today charges are pending against “an individual in federal custody.”
The Tribune, meanwhile, reported the student made the threat to kill 16 white male students or staff in retaliation for the shooting of Laquan McDonald, the black teen killed by a white Chicago police officer. The officer, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged last week with first-degree murder.
The threat came by way of a comment on the website www.worldstarhiphop.com about a video clip from the 1996 movie “Panther,” the Tribune said.
It read: “This is my only warning. At 10AM Monday morning, I’m going to the campus quad of the University of Chicago. I will be armed with an M-4 carbine and two desert eagles, all fully loaded. I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time McDonald was killed. I will then die killing any number of white policeman in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part and rid the world of white devils. I expect you do the same.”
A New York resident saw the posting and alerted the FBI, Chicagoist reported. The caller said the video clip showed a group of African-Americans carrying weapons and “racist police officers” hitting them, according to the police report.