Taylor Volk told a local NBC News affiliate that she found one of the notes taped to her door at her off-campus residence, which read “Back to hell” and “#Trump” along with homophobic slurs.
“This is a countrywide epidemic all of a sudden,” she said on Nov. 14. “I just want them to stop.”
She had also posted pictures of notes with homophobic slurs to her Facebook account, NBC reported.
The university investigated the alleged harassment and determined this week that Ms. Volk had fabricated the story.
Read more: Washinton Times
One week ago I wrote to our campus community twice on the same day in related messages. On each occasion the general topic of my communication was to reiterate our campus commitment to civility in our life together. In these messages I stressed that interactions based on hate have no place at North Park.
The second message in particular was prompted by an incident of intolerance that occurred in a student’s off-campus residence. I’m writing today to notify our community that this incident has been fully investigated and resolved. Sadly, we discovered that the incident and related messages were fabricated; the individual responsible for the incident is not continuing as a student at North Park. We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident.
Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school.
She did get one thing right. “This is a countrywide epidemic all of a sudden.”
It is. There have been numerous reports of fabricated hate crimes coming out ever since the election. This uptick in faked hate crimes has been discussed openly by some in the media as well as pundits and bloggers. From Muslim women falsely claiming to have had their head covering torn off to homosexual waitresses writing hate notes to themselves on customers’ receipts, this is really getting out of hand.
And what, exactly, is the end game with that? Your 15 minutes of fame? Your inability to find anything real to back up your claims of everyone who doesn’t agree with you being some kind of -ist or -phobe? Your undying need to be a victim?
Maybe it’s because I don’t think like these people that I can’t figure out the purpose behind it. I don’t know.