SEATTLE (AP) — A bail hearing has been set for Tuesday afternoon for the Western Washington University student arrested on campus and accused of making racial threats against black students and others on social media.
A hearing for 19-year-old Tysen Campbell has been set for 3 p.m. in the Whatcom County jail courtroom. He is being held on suspicion of felony malicious harassment. The Whatcom County prosecutor's office says he has not been charged but they have scheduled an arraignment for Dec. 11.
University officials say the student 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.