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2016 Election Crime

Another ‘Hate Crime’ Perpetrated by Trump Supporter Found to be Complete Hoax

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

A complaint regarding homophobic harassment supposedly done in the name of Donald Trump has been investigated by North Park University and deemed to be a hoax.

“We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” university president David Parkyn said in a public letter to students after telling them “the incident and related messages were fabricated.”

The self-proclaimed bisexual student alleged that she received mail that read “back to hell” and “#trump,” along with homophobic slurs, according to NBC 5. 

She said she received anonymous emails with more slurs after she received the letter.

“This is a country-wide epidemic all of a sudden,” she said before the investigation, adding that she was convinced it was someone on the campus.“I think that those who have those feelings have been emboldened by this election.”

After “sadly” noting that the entire story was fabricated, Parkyn said that student who made the claims is no longer a student.

There has been an uptick in the number of hate crimes reported on campus since the election, but this is not the first time that one of these claims has been deemed to be a hoax.

Bowling Green State University, for instance, found two rac…

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