Cornell College scholar accused of posting on-line threats about Jewish college students seems in court docket

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell College junior accused of posting violently threatening statements in opposition to Jewish folks on campus was held with out bail after his first look in federal court docket Wednesday.

Patrick Dai, from the Rochester, New York suburb of Pittsford, is charged with posting threats to kill or injure one other utilizing interstate communications. The graphic, nameless messages posted this weekend on a Greek life discussion board rattled Jewish college students on the Ithaca campus in upstate New York.

“Whereas we take some measure of reduction in realizing that the alleged creator of the vile antisemitic posts that threatened our Jewish neighborhood is in custody, it was disturbing to be taught that he was a Cornell scholar,” Cornell President Martha E. Pollack mentioned in a message Wednesday to the college neighborhood.