Report: FBI Probing Emails Threatening Black, Jewish Michigan Students

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 2: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage at the University of Michigan on April 2, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama said every American deserves a fair working wage.(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
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The Algemeiner reports: The FBI has launched an investigation into emails sent to Michigan undergraduates, written by someone posing as their instructor, threatening violence against Jews and blacks, The Algemeiner has learned.

The joint criminal inquiry by the FBI and the University of Michigan Police Department began after engineering students received at least three menacing messages Tuesday night ostensibly from Professor J. Alex Halderman and one of his doctoral students, according to student newspaper The Michigan Daily.

University president Mark Schlissel and his administration condemned the emails’ contents in statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, patrol units have increased their presence in the area of the campus where the UM College of Engineering is located.

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