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McGill student apologizes for Twitter threats

Police won't be laying charges against Haaris Khan

Haaris Khan, the McGill University student who made threatening comments via his Twitter account, has issued an apology. “My comments were totally inappropriate and I would never harm my fellow students,” Khan wrote in a statement published in the McGill Tribune.

Earlier this month, Khan had attended a screening of documentary Indoctrinate U that was hosted by student groups Conservative McGill and Libertarian McGill. The film alleges that American universities are biased against conservative ideas. During the screening, attended by around 20 people, Khan posted several messages to his Twitter that others viewed as threatening. One message read, “I want to shoot everyone in this room,” while another stated, “I should have brought an M16.”

Montreal police investigated the incident, but no charges will be filed because no proof could be found of “criminal intent” behind the comments, the Montreal Gazette reported. The university is not making public whether Khan will face punishment for his actions.

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