University of Alabama student suspended for social media threat


Ryan Jeremy Parish
(Photo courtesy Tuscaloosa County Jail

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A University of Alabama student has been suspended and removed from campus after he was accused of threatening to kill a black student in a Facebook post.

Citing court records, ( ) reports that 20-year-old Ryan J. Parish was arrested Friday by university police officers and charged with harassing communications, a misdemeanor.

Authorities say Parish threatened a black student, Jamal Commander, on the Alabama Student Ticket Exchange Facebook group last week, calling him a racial slur and saying “I’ll kill you.”

Commander told WBRC-TV ( ) that he was threatened after expressing his support for those who stayed seated during the national anthem at a recent football game.

It is unclear whether Parish has an attorney.

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