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FAMU virtual Town Hall meeting abruptly ended after being hacked

FAMU Campus
Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 18:01:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — FAMU's virtual Town Hall meeting was cut short on Friday when a barrage of racial slurs began appearing in the Zoom call's chat.

According to the Florida A&M Athletics head of media communications, the call was hacked.

Tanya Tatum with student health services, head football coach Willie Simmons and other school officials were on the call at the time.

The meeting that started at 5 p.m. was pushed back to 6 p.m. after the hack.

Before the call was interrupted, school leaders were discussing the return of football to campus as well as other safety measures that will be implemented when the campus reopens.