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President of KU’s Black Student Union Arrested

KU’s Black Student Union leader, Kennedi Grant, was arrested over the weekend at Jayhawker Towers.

According to KU Public Safety, University police arrested Grant on charges of possessing marijuana, narcotics, and other drug paraphernalia.

KU police Capt. James Anguiano says, the initial response from police came from a tip off call. The case was then forwarded to the district attorney’s office.

Shortly after being sent to the Douglas County Jail, Grant was released on a $5,000 bond. On Feb. 17 she is scheduled to appear in court.

Back in November, the KU Black Student Union, which began calling themselves Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk, made headlines when they interrupted KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little at a KU town hall meeting.

The forum was about race, but quickly awry as Grant’s Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk group stormed the stage and read a list of inclusion related demands.

Since then, Grant and others within Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk have gained a large following on social media and numerous media outlets have reported on them.

 

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