26-Year-Old White Male Arrested For Threats Against Howard University Students

Our thoughts and prayers are with our HBCU family Howard Unversity after another deranged white male made threats against students on their campus. However, John Edgar Rust has been arrested for making those threats. One sick comment made by this white male was “it’s not murder if they’re black.”

According to WUSA-TV, the 26-year-old Rust, who was convicted in 2012 of “indecent liberties with a child by a custodian and aggravated sexual battery,” made threats against the lives of Howard students on the infamous 4chan message boards in 2015.

“I left MU yesterday because I couldn’t put up with it anymore,” Rust wrote in his Facebook post. “I go home to Maryland and what do I see? The same old s***. Turn on the news and it’s always the n***** causing trouble everywhere. So I’ve decided. Any n***** left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n***** who try to get out using the metro will regret that choice real fast.”

Thanking God this did not become another story focused on Gun Violence and he was not able to carry out his sick plans. In this case, the law worked against this white male due to the fact that he made the post from a Panera Bread in Alexandria, Virginia, he is being charged with “transmission in interstate commerce of a communication containing threats to injure the person of another” due to the location of Howard. He could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

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