Black Freshmen at Penn Target of Threatening Racist Messages

On Friday, Nov. 11, a group Black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania received racist text messages via a GroupMe account based in Oklahoma, to which they had been added without their knowledge.

The University, led by the President, Provost, Vice Provost for University Life and the Division of Public Security, took decisive action.

United in resistance to this bigotry and hatred, and in support of our colleagues, the students who were added to the GroupMe account are being given every support, and their identities are being protected. The University continues to work with the FBI on the criminal investigation and provide resources for students, faculty and staff.

The University has and will continue to provide statements and updates in response to this incident in an effort to inform and support the Penn community.

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