Sheriff’s Department investigating racial threats at UW-Parkside; later proven to be a hoax

Threats aimed at African-American students at University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Somers had sheriff’s deputies busy today investigating the situation.

As a result of the investigation so far, the department “does not believe a credible threat to actually commit real harm to real people currently exists,” said a press release issued by Sgt. Bill Beth, sheriff’s department spokesman, at about 4:45 p.m.

UPDATE 9:35 p.m. — Sgt. Beth releases statement that says person making hit list has been identified and that no danger remains from this situation for any UW-Parkside students.

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