Syracuse University officials said Tuesday that someone on campus was spreading a white supremacist manifesto to students.
The Department of Public Safety received “multiple reports” of the document being shared on an online forum and AirDropped — shared directly between iPhone and Mac users over bluetooth and wifi — to students inside the Bird Library, according to a university statement.
School officials did not identify the document, but the Daily Orange student newspaper reported that it was a 74-page manifesto written by Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian man accused of shooting and killing 51 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.
Tarrant’s manifesto included neo-Nazi symbols and white supremacist comments.
The document was also posted on an online forum about Greek life, according to the Daily Orange.
The Syracuse Police Department, the New York State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have all been brought in to investigate, school officials said.
The Department of Public Safety said there is no “specific threat" to students.
Tuesday’s announcement comes just days after a a fraternity, Alpha Chi Rho, and all Greek social activities were suspended after a racial slur was used against a black student on campus.
A black student told officials that a group of students and visitors, including members of a Syracuse fraternity, yelled the N-word at her Saturday night on College Place.
“This report of an affront to our student’s — and our whole community’s — safety and well-being is the latest incident of several against Jews, Asians and African Americans,” Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a statement. “I am deeply angered by these events, including this latest incident.”
A $50,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the person responsible.
That continues a spate of racist and anti-Semitic incidents on campus recently, including a swastika painted on a building and racist graffiti “derogatory to Asian individuals” found at Haven Hall.
Racial slurs against black and Asian people were also tagged in Day Hall bathrooms, according to The Daily Orange. Gov. Cuomo called on the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force and the state Division of Human Rights to investigate the messages left in the residence hall.
“I’m disgusted by the recent rash of hateful language found scrawled on the walls at Syracuse University, where students from around the world are drawn each year in the pursuit of higher learning,” Cuomo said in a statement Monday.
“These types of hateful and bigoted actions seek to splinter and segregate our communities, and they have no place in New York — period.”
A group of student protesters, called Not Again SU, calledo n the school to cancel all classes and campus events.