May 06, 2021

Antisemitic, threatening email sent to UW staffer

Laramie, WY
- An antisemitic and potentially life-threatening email was received by an University of Wyoming employee at 8:32 a.m., Thursday, April 29.

The identity of the sender cannot yet be confirmed, as it is still under investigation by UW police; however, it was revealed that the sender, “Miley Lucas” was in no way affiliated with the university.

Jim Osborne of the UW Title IX office referred to the incident as a violation of UW Regulation 4-4, violence in the workplace. Although he was not at liberty to discuss any details of the investigation, he assured the campus community their top priority is to identify the offender.

Likewise, an email response from UW Police Chief Mike Samp, stated the email in question qualifies under Wyoming State Statute as an electronic threat and will be reported as a hate crime under university Clery Act reporting purposes, which requires all federally funded academic institutions to report and disseminate campus crimes.