Bowling Green State University Student Charged After Falsely Claiming To Have Been Assaulted By Three White Trump Supporters

unknownBowling Green State University has been the scene of protests and outrage after student Eleesha Long claimed to have been attacked by three white men wearing Trump T-shirts the day after the election. It now appears to have been a hoax, though it is not the first false assault case tied to the Trump election.

Long claimed that the three white Trump supporters began to throw rocks at her while yelling profanities, including a racial slur. She posted the account on Facebook but notably did not call 911. A sit-in protest was held as well as other protests on campus by an outraged faculty and student body.

However, after her posting, police questioned her and she allegedly made a false police statement — a criminal act.

If found guilty, what do you think should be the appropriate punishment? Should it include jail time?

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