WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP/Meredith)– A white Connecticut university student has been charged with smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings, and police are stating it was a predisposition criminal offense.
West Hartford police revealed Wednesday that University of Hartford trainee Brianna Brochu, 18, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Cops also asked a judge to include a felony bigotry charge Wednesday.
The Hartford Courant reports Brochu told police she put her body fluids on her roomie’s knapsack and licked her roomie’s plate, fork and spoon due to the fact that she was frustrated with her roommate’s impolite behavior. Brochu denied other actions she discussed on Instagram, including that she put her roommate’s tooth brush “where the sun doesn’t shine.”
Brochu presumably wrote in an Instagram post, “Finally did it yo woman got rid of her roommate!! After 1 1/2 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions … putting her toothbrush places where the sun does not shine, therefore much more I can lastly bid farewell Jamaican Barbie.”
The roomie, Chennel Rowe, stated in a viral Facebook video that she had a tense relationship with Brochu and transferred to another room about 2 weeks back.
Rowe, from New York City City, stated other trainees informed her about Brochu’s social media posts, and she understood the contamination of her individual items may have triggered the severe throat pain she was suffering.
She also stated that university authorities were at first sluggish to react and threatened to eliminate her from school if she discussed what occurred.
University President Greg Woodward said Brochu is not a student at the school and will not be returning. University authorities said federal personal privacy laws prevent them from stating whether a trainee is expelled. Woodward said the university took immediate action once the claims were given officials’ attention on Oct. 17.
“The accused student’s behavior was wicked and does not show the values of our organization,” Woodward stated in a statement to the campus neighborhood Tuesday. “The incident has actually brought about allegations of racism, and I desire you to know that I hear and share your anger and aggravation. Acts of racism, predisposition, bullying, or other violent habits will not be endured on this campus.”
Brochu, of Harwinton, Connecticut, did not return a message from The Associated Press on Wednesday. She did not comment throughout a Wednesday court appearance, when a judge barred her from school home and purchased her to stay away from her now-former roomie.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights scheduled. This material might not be released, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.