Meeting Tonight at Harvard Following Email Death Threat

It is open to members of the school community only

Harvard University will hold a community meeting Tuesday night in the wake of an email death threat sent to students and affiliates last week.

The community meeting is planned for 6:30 at Holden Chapel. The school says it is part of an ongoing effort to promote community, belonging and support across campus, but it is also important in relation to recent events. The meeting is open to members of the Harvard community only.

Hundreds of Harvard University students and affiliates of the school received the emailed death threat on Friday. The author threatened to come to the campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Oct. 4 and shoot the email recipients. Police say the investigation indicated that the email originated overseas and said the threat was not credible.

The Harvard Crimson student newspaper reported Tuesday that members of the Harvard community received another email on Monday morning from the same address that sent the original threat. The email was not signed, but "appeared to apologize for the racially charged nature of the original threat," according to the newspaper.

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