Dietz Encourages 'Criminal Hate Activity' Be Reported To Authorities | WGLT

Dietz Encourages 'Criminal Hate Activity' Be Reported To Authorities

Nov 9, 2016

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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has sent a message to the campus about the presidential election results.

Dietz acknowledged in an email that Donald Trump's election has "shaken the sense of well-being" for many people leaving some fearful. However, University Chief of Staff Jay Groves says some are taking to social media, spreading rumors of criminal hate activity and racial slurs.

"There has already been identified at least one person that is doing some of that. We want to make sure the panic doesn't overwhelm us and that information comes in that can be followed up on," Groves said.

He added anyone who encounters illegal hate activity, should contact police. In his message, Dietz said there were only minor reports of vandalism on campus overnight.