A Trump-inspired “hate crime” at a university in Chicago has turned out to be a hoax.
An openly bisexual senior at North Park University claimed she was the recipient of a homophobic note and hateful emails following Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election. But the school president reported Tuesday the notes are “fabricated.”
Taylor Volk said she found a note taped to her door that read “Back to hell” and “#Trump” and included homophobic slurs following the election, as well as several anonymous emails with similar messages. She reported the messages on her Facebook, and spoke to the press about the incidents. “I just want them to stop,” she told NBC News last week.
Volk also said she was confident the school would investigate. Indeed, the university’s president announced Tuesday the notes were a hoax, and that Volk is no longer enrolled at the university.
“We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” David Parkyn said in a statement on behalf of the university.
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