Trinity College Closes Due to Threats Made After Professor’s Post

HARTFORD, Conn. — A private college in Connecticut has closed its campus due to threats made against the school after a professor’s social media post.

Trinity College says it received multiple threats related to social media posts by Johnny Eric Williams. The campus of the liberal arts school in Hartford is closed until further notice.

Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney says the professor posted a piece that concluded with a call to show indifference to the lives of bigots. She said his post was reprehensible and a dean is looking into whether college policies were broken.

Williams told the Hartford Courant his words were twisted by some to sound like he was saying the victims of the congressional shooting in Alexandria, Virginia should have been left to die.