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Penn State Addresses Alleged Online Threats From Student To ‘Citizen Journalist’ Laura Loomer

Penn State tweeted Thursday afternoon to address what the university calls “controversial comments” made in November by a Penn State student to a “public media figure,” sharing a previous tweet from Penn State Police that indicates the incident was investigated jointly by the Penn State Police Department and federal authorities.

Here’s the original tweet from Penn State Police, which says there are “no threats to Penn State’s campus at this time.”

The incident the university refers to is reported Twitter direct messages between a student and Laura Loomer, who identifies herself on Twitter as an investigative journalist and former Project Veritas operative. Loomer tweeted what appear to be screenshots of the messages, as shown below.

When she did not receive her desired response from the university, she accused Penn State of “covering for” the student and demanded his deportation.

Penn State said the situation has been reported to federal authorities and has declined to comment further on the issue, saying all faculty or student matters are confidential.

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