Student Who Threatened to Kill Whites at U. of C. Released to Mom

Sam Cholke, DNAinfo, December 1, 2015

A college student who threatened to kill 16 white students or staff members at the University of Chicago–leading the school to cancel classes Monday–was ordered released from federal custody Tuesday.

Jabari Dean, a 21-year-old electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, left the federal courthouse Tuesday afternoon with his mom and lawyer. He was charged Monday with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Dean posted threats from his mother’s phone on the website Worldstarhiphop.com on Saturday and then later deleted it, but not before a tipster sent the comments to federal agents in New York, according to the FBI.

“I will be armed with a M-4 Carbine and 2 Desert Eagles all fully loaded,” the online post states, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. “I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time Mcdonald was killed. I then will die killing any number of white policemen that I can in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part to rid the world of the white devils.”

At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox ordered him released to serve home detention at his mother’s Grand Crossing apartment and ordered him not to use the internet. The judge allowed him to stay in classes at UIC. {snip}

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Although the judge allowed him to attend class, Bill Burton, a spokesman for UIC, declined to comment on whether he would be allowed to return or what disciplinary actions Dean may face at the school.

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