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Black Student Accused Of Threatening Minorities

Old 04-27-05, 02:30 PM
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Black Student Accused Of Threatening Minorities

OK, this story scores pretty high on the bizarrometer.
Homesick Black Student Accused Of Threatening Minorities
Police: Woman Concocted Scheme To Get Out Of School

UPDATED: 1:04 pm EDT April 27, 2005

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. -- Officials say a college student is free on bond after being charged with disorderly conduct and a hate crime.

Police say a black female student has confessed to sending threatening letters targeting fellow minority students at her small Christian university, Trinity International University, apparently to convince her parents the school was too dangerous for her to stay.

Authorities said she told them that she was unhappy and wanted to leave.

The letters were sent to two black students and a Hispanic student. One contained a threat to use a weapon.

They spread fear among minorities at the Christian school and prompted authorities to move more than 40 students from dorms into a hotel.

Students and staff said they're relieved by the arrest but are "heartbroken" it was one of their own. A university spokesman said it's "comforting" that the case wasn't really about race.

There never was a serious threat involving a gun, Bannockburn Police Lt. Ron Price told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

He said Hardin was unhappy at Trinity International University and wanted to leave.

"It's kind of a sad story, actually," Price said.

"She wanted to attend a different college, and she thought if her parents saw Trinity as an unsafe environment, they would allow her to transfer," said Matt Chancey, the Lake County assistant state's attorney.

The letters, filled with threats and racist epithets, were sent during the past two weeks to three students -- two black women and one who is Hispanic.

Dozens of black and Hispanic students were moved off campus Thursday after the third letter was found and given to administrators.

That letter threatened a black female student with physical violence with a weapon.

Minority students at Trinity returned to classes Monday after many spent the weekend at a hotel and with friends and relatives away from campus.

"This is an agonizing moment for Trinity, one that is unprecedented for our university," Trinity President Greg Waybright said in a statement. "We are heartbroken by this revelation because we consider each student a member of our family. We also have a sense of relief because this difficult situation appears to be resolved."

The targeted students were enrolled at Trinity College, part of the 3,300-student Trinity International University, about 25 miles north of Chicago. About one-quarter of the college's 1,000 students are minorities.

"The letters that were written were very serious, and the threats communicated in them were very serious, and that's why we acted on them on our student's behalf," Waybright said.

Hardin's bond was set at $5,000. During the bond hearing, it was revealed that she is currently taking anti-anxiety medication. Hardin's parents attended the hearing, but they were unable to make bond. She remained behind bars Tuesday night.

If convicted, she might be made to repay costs incurred by the college for housing students off campus during the investigation.
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See, this is why the gays don't want them in their nightclubs!
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Maybe she's a white woman trapped in a black woman's body.
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Or an atheist trapped in a Christian university.
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Oh dude, that's so bad.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Maybe she's a white woman trapped in a black man's body.

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Oh for the love of Jesus getting a bleacher. Don't post that anti-Darwin pro-Alien picture again.
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that's a black man stuffed in the body of a white woman.
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Not that weird. Remember the American teenager who was in the cruise with her family and sent a terrorist threat to blow up the boat so that everyone would disembark and she could go back to her boyfriend?
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