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No charges for Obama threats at NCSU

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Last Edited: November 6, 2008, 3:34 pm

 11/06/2008 02:19 PM
   
By:  News 14 Carolina Web Staff           

   
       
   
        Students walk through the Free Expression Tunnel at N.C. State after officials painted over racist graffiti.   
RALEIGH – Neither the Secret Service nor N.C. State Campus Police willpress charges against four people who say they spray-painted racistgraffiti about President-elect Barack Obama on campus.

Accordingto Campus Police Capt. Jon Barnwell, the individuals wrote threateningcomments early Wednesday morning about Obama in the university's FreeExpression tunnel. He said Campus Police called in the Secret Serviceto determine the validity of the threats, but the agency determinedthere was no danger.


Authorities said they are withholding the names of the individuals for their own safety and because they will not be charged.


University officials painted over the remarks, saying the graffiti was over theedge of what is acceptable. Students also held a rally in the Brickyardto denounce what they called hate speech.

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