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Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:28 AM

Racist Violence Threat Keeps Charlottesville Schools Closed

Why aren't we hearing about this???

Racist Violence Threat Keeps Charlottesville Schools Closed
By Reuters
March 22, 2019


(Reuters) - Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remained closed for a second consecutive day on Friday as police investigated a threat of racist violence against non-white students that had been posted online, officials said.

City leaders have worked to ease racial tensions in the city since a white nationalist rally in August 2017 descended into violence, with a white nationalist killing a counter-protester and injuring others after he drove into a crowd.

A threat against Charlottesville High School was reported to the police on Wednesday afternoon, according to the police department.

School officials then quickly decided to close all schools in the city. According to U.S Census Bureau data, African Americans make up around 19 percent of Charlottesville's population of nearly 50,000 people.

"We would like to acknowledge and condemn the fact that this threat was racially charged," Charlottesville City Schools said in a letter sent to parents and posted on its website on Thursday evening notifying them of Friday's closures. "The entire staff and School Board stand in solidarity with our students of color."


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https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/03/22/us/22reuters-virginia-threat.html

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