Security tightened as FBI investigates threats at Syracuse University

Protests broke out on campus as students demanded action following a string of 12 racist incidents at the school, including a verbal assault on a black student.
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much. We turn to new developments in that series of racist incidents at Syracuse university. Four students have now been suspended accused of verbally assaulting a black classmate while overnight new protests erupted on campus and gio Benitez can there with more. Good morning, gen. . Reporter: Yeah, the students want the university to expel anyone involved and want more diversity programs, this as the police and FBI investigate all those incidents. Reporter: Overnight protests breaking out at Syracuse university as students demand action following a string of 12 racist incidents at the school. The protests began when demonstrators stormed out of a public meeting with the university's chancellor upset that he and other school officials are refusing to on Wednesday, the school announcing the suspension of four students tied to one of those incidents, a verbal assault on a black student. The chancellor getting emotional at a meeting with university leadership overnight. We just cannot let our students of color, our jewish students, Asian students or any faculty or staff be afraid on this campus because of who they are. Reporter: This just a day after a popular professor received an anonymous anti-semitic email. The professor later tweeting, I'm not afraid to stand up for what I believe. Threats won't stop me. And just days ago, a swastika drawn in the snow. I live like three blocks away from where the swastika was it is really scary. Reporter: Among the cases that have caused uproar at the school, a white supremacist manifesto allegedly spread around campus. But now the chancellor saying that incident may actually be a hoax. Law enforcement unable to find any individual who directly received the alleged airdrop. It concerns me to go to school with people that think that this is okay. "It's Garry Shandling's book" disheartening. Reporter: This morning the chancellor's office tells ABC news he's agreed to most of the student demands but the chancellor is not resigning. Michael. All right, thank you so much for that, gio.

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