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Cornell University cancels classes Friday amid ‘extraordinary stress,’ following antisemitic threats

Cornell University has canceled classes on Friday after a student was charged with making online antisemitic threats against Jewish people on campus.

Instead of classes, students and staff will enjoy a “community day,” November 3.

A spokesperson at the Ivy League school said that decision to close on Friday was made “in recognition of the extraordinary stress of the past few weeks.” 

“We remain shocked by and condemn these horrific, antisemitic threats and believe they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Malina said. “We know that our campus community will continue to support one another in the days ahead.”

The engineering student faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for charges of posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications.

Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

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