Bail set at $10,000 for WWU student accused of making racial threats on social media
SEATTLE (AP) — Bail has been set at $10,000 for the Western Washington University student arrested on campus and accused of making racial threats against black students and others on social media.
Nineteen-year-old Tysen Campbell has not been charged but the Whatcom County prosecutor's office has scheduled an arraignment for Dec. 11.
University officials say the sophomore, who was a pole vaulter on the WWU track team, has been suspended and banned from campus pending the outcome of legal proceedings and the university's student conduct process.
Administrators canceled classes last Tuesday, the day before the scheduled Thanksgiving break, after learning about racist remarks on social media that included threats of violence against the student body president, who is black.