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FAU student removed from classroom after threatening to kill white classmates

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Police had to physically remove a student from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Tuesday.

She allegedly threatened to kill her white classmates.

The incident was captured on video.

The woman is now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

FAU said the dean of students planned to take immediate action regarding the matter.

Wednesday morning FAU released this statement:

The FAU Police Department was alerted of a significant disturbance caused by a student in a classroom in the General Classrooms South building at FAU's Boca Raton campus the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20.

In order to provide for the safety of all concerned, the student had to be physically removed from the classroom by two FAU employees. The FAU Police Department escorted the student off of campus property and transported her to a local hospital for examination in accordance with Florida's Baker Act.

In light of today's information, the Dean of Students is taking immediate action regarding this student.

The health, safety and welfare of FAU students, faculty and staff are of utmost importance. To that end, the FAU Police Department and the Division of Student Affairs continues to do all it can to ensure a safe environment for the FAU campus community.

Charles Brown, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs at FAU

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