A notice on Evergreen State College’s website has announced that the school will be closing down immediately “in response to a direct threat to campus safety.”
As KIRO7 reports, tensions have been running high at the school amid calls by several members of the student body for white people to leave the campus for a full day as part of a “day of absence” to raise awareness about racism.
According to K5, students are asked to “leave campus or return to their residence halls and await further instruction.”
The outlet further states that the decision to shut down the campus for a day comes following a threat of “campus violence” from “an unknown person.”
This comes after video went viral showing several students at the college raising hell in a series of anti-white protests triggered by the refusal of one white professor to heed the students’ demands to vacate Evergreen State College for a day.
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As reported previously, the students seen in that footage subsequently demanded that the school’s administration take it down, insisting it had been “stolen by white supremacists.”
According to Fox News, the shutdown of Evergreen State College “comes on the same day that Republican Representative Matt Manweller announced a three-pronged legislative response to recent incidents at the college, which followed one white professor’s refusal to leave campus for a “Day of Absence,” requiring all white students and faculty leave the premises for a day of diversity classes.”
The outlet states that Manweller will be introducing a bill to revoke the school’s public funding and will investigate “whether any civil rights have been violated.”
“Colleges and universities need to be a place that is open to debate and the free exchange of ideas regardless of skin color, religion or ethnicity,” he reportedly told FOX Business. “Public money should never be spent on institutions that advocate for openly racist policies.”