Parents know a nightlight or a bedroom door left ajar will soothe the fears of children who fear the bogeyman under the bed, and anticipate tearful letters when their son or daughter goes off to summer camp for the first time, but successful parents help their children outgrow their childhood fears before sending them off college and writing annual tuition checks of $50,000 to institutions of higher learning like Atlanta’s Emory University.

Those simple truisms, however, seem to have been lost on the parents of students at that prestigious school who claim to have been so “terrorized” by words written in chalk on campus sidewalks that they sought immediate protection from the nearest adult, the president of the university, James Wagner.

“I legitimately feared for my life,” said freshman Paula Camila Alarcon said of the moment she saw the offensive words: “Trump 2016.”

Another frightened student called Trump, “a Nazi reincarnate threatening to deport our parents—to put us in concentration camps and kill us.”

While their “Baby Boomer” grandparents might have poured water on the chalk, written opposing messages, held a debate, or staged a campus protest, “millennials” cowered in fear.

Dozens of frightened college students demanded that Wagner take immediate action and use surveillance video to identify and punish the perpetrator of the incendiary act of advocating the election of Donald Trump as president.

Quoting JoAnne Chesimard, alias Assata Shakur, the Black Panther convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper before escaping to Cuba where she has enjoyed asylum since 1984, the students shouted: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.

It was unclear as to how the chalk graffiti constituted chains, but Wagner met with the traumatized students and promised to investigate the incident.

Meanwhile, according to the student newspaper, Emory will provide “emergency counseling for students” who felt they were in genuine physical danger from words written in pastel chalk that would disappear with the next rain.




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