Posted on June 21, 2016

Kean University Racial Hoaxer Gets ‘Mega’ Penalty from Judge

Anthony Gockowski, Campus Reform, June 18, 2016

A former Kean University student who pled guilty to conjuring up a racial hoax was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and will be required to pay an $82,000 fine.

In November, Campus Reform reported that police had identified Kean alumnus Kayla Simone-McKelvey as the suspect responsible for threatening to kill a group of black students at an on-campus rally. McKelvey is black, and used a fake Twitter account to send violent threats to her peers, creating the appearance of a racially segregated atmosphere.

“Kean university twitter against blacks is for everyone who hates black people,” the first post stated.

“I will shoot any black person I see at Kean University,” she then tweeted, adding that she will “kill every black male and female at Kean University.”


Accordingly, McKelvey now has to pay $82,000 in restitution for heightened security during the time of the threats. North Jersey reports that she will also undergo anger management and serve 100 hours in a labor assistance program.