A white 3rd-year law student from North Carolina Central University is under fire for allegedly posting disturbing and chilling comments that have her classmates on edge, following the news that bombs were sent to prominent Democrats last month.
The student, Morgan Kendall, reportedly proclaimed on Facebook that she wished she could take credit for sending pipe bomb packages to the Obamas and Clintons, WRAL news reports.
Now, the student’s classmates say they don’t feel safe in her presence after the troubling remarks and want the student immediately expelled from the university.
“The sentiment from the room was that’s not an adequate response considering the fear to public safety,” said Anastasia Mebane, a law student.
On Thursday, a group of students met with the dean of the law school, Elaine O’Neal, and campus police Chief Fred Hammett.
“I don’t feel safe. I don’t know what she’s capable of, and I would like to see her expelled immediately,” said Kayla Britt.
“I think she should be kicked out of law school,” said Jazemine McSween. “I just don’t think it’s fair that someone with those sentiments to receive a degree from this school that was founded by the very people that she has disrespected multiple times.”
So far, Kendall has not been disciplined and was allowed to return to her classes, despite the pushback from her classmates.
“We’re calling for things to be done now. We understand there’s a process. We understand that process can be sped up by urgency … so that is what we’re looking for,” Britt said.
Pipe Bombs Sent to Democratic Leaders
Last month, authorities intercepted several suspicious packages that were sent to left-leaning, centrist or Democratic political figures as well as two media outlets, prompting nationwide alarm in a divisive political climate that some say is the reason for the threats.
Crude pipe bombs were addressed to the home addresses of former president Barack Obama, and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secret Service said the devices were discovered during normal mail screening and never reached them.
“The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the Secret Service said previously.