Emory: No suspects, no follow-up planned on Trump messages

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2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

ATLANTA — Emory University said it plans no further action on graffiti such as “Trump 2016” and other slogans supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump that were scrawled in chalk on campus sidewalks and some buildings.

The graffiti sparked a protest this week by students who said the messages left them frightened and concerned. One student, 19-year-old Jonathan Peraza, said he received death threats following the protest.

A Thursday statement from Emory spokeswoman Elaine Justice said the university hasn’t identified who left the messages “and no follow-up action is planned related to the incident.”

Emory hasn’t said whether it’s investigating threats against the student.

Emory President Jim Wagner said the university is working on several policy changes to address broader issues on campus such as “bias incident reporting” and opportunities for “difficult dialogues.”

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