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School: Police Called to Check on Black Student Eating Lunch in Room at Smith College

Officials said an employee at the college in Northampton called police to report that someone appeared "out of place" in the building

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    Smith College Employee Calls Police on Black Student

    An investigation is underway at Smith College, where an employee called campus police on a black student who was quietly eating her lunch in a common room.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018)

    A Massachusetts college is investigating after campus police were called to investigate a black student who was quietly eating her lunch in a common room.

    Officials say an employee at Smith College in Northampton called police Tuesday to report that someone appeared "out of place" in the building.

    The school later released a statement saying there was nothing suspicious at all about the undergraduate student, who is working on campus this summer as a teaching assistant.

    The woman who identified herself as the student later posted on Facebook that it was outrageous she could not sit down and eat her lunch in peace.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    She added: "All I did was be black."

    A school diversity official says the college is reviewing the incident and won't tolerate any race- or gender-based discrimination.