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Angry Student Sends Death Threats To Uni Library Because Of Noise

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Angry Student Sends Death Threats To Uni Library Because Of Noise

Students, eh? Take one look at them on the morning bus and you might well find yourself checking off a list of stereotypical character traits: cocky, hormonal, angry... 'They probably looked a lot more cheerful after necking eight or nine £1 drinks last night,' you might think.

Of course that's not even close to being entirely representative, but that's the thing about sweeping generalisations; they're not really fair. Oh well, never mind.

One guy at the University of York took the stereotype one step further after he allegedly threatened to murder the next person to speak in the library.

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It is annoying when the library is loud, granted, but thinking that warrants death may well be considered 'crossing the line' somehow. Just go somewhere else, or put some headphones in, or even just ask politely. Ok, fair enough, that last one never works.

Daniel, who kept his surname anonymous, claims he had his head in his books in the University of York library recently when a disgruntled fellow student began pacing back and forth, presumably attempting to create some kind of intimidating facade.

At 10.30pm on Monday, which is surely enough time for the Monday blues to have worn off, he wrote on a whiteboard: "A death threat is a death threat, you have an hour."

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"He just stormed right up to the board and wrote the message," Daniel said. "We were studying in the library and then my friend noticed that he had been pacing around few times and staring at people.

"After he left, some people started laughing and writing things next to it like, 'joke's on you, I'm already dead inside', but he looked pretty serious so we didn't think he was joking."

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After an hour, according to Daniel, he returned and informed the library that the next person to speak would die.

Though he wasn't armed and didn't seem all that dangerous, security escorted him off the premises and the uni took action, excluding him.

"I didn't feel like he was a credible threat, but I didn't want to take the chance at the same time," Daniel added. "Campus security was called over and they removed the message. We then went to the lower section of the library and saw him show up an hour later.

"My friend told the receptionist and they got campus security again. I left after that but my friend who was still in the library said he was escorted out."

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A University of York spokesperson said: "Security staff attended the University library on 23 October at 10.30pm after receiving a call that a student, who was on a leave of absence, had written a threatening message on a noticeboard.

"The student was escorted from the premises and has had all access to University buildings removed. 'The individual involved in the incident is not currently a registered student at the University."

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Topics: uk news, Angry, student, University

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