Student Charged for Allegedly Making False Anti-LGBT Threats Against Herself


By Zachary Petrizzo | 10 October 2018

  • An Ohio University student has been charged with a misdemeanor after police say she made “false alarms” against herself.
  • Ohio University student-run newspaper The Post reported that the threats “expressed extreme hatred … because of who I am.”

CAMPUS REFORM — A member of student government at Ohio University has been charged with a misdemeanor after she allegedly made false statements to police about receiving threatening messages.

Anna Ayers, who is a member of the OU student senate, was arrested Monday and charged by the Ohio University Police Department with three separate counts of “making false alarms.” It is alleged that Ayers falsely reported multiple threatening messages, including a “death threat,” which she claims was because of her being a member of the LGBTQ community.

But an OU police department investigation revealed that Ayers’ claims were false. The probe further uncovered that Ayers had “placed the messages herself, prior to reporting them,” according to an OU police statement. […]

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