An expelled University of Hartford scholar is dealing with prison expenses in Connecticut, together with “intimidation based on bigotry,” after allegedly soiling her former roommate’s private belongings together with her “bodily fluids” and bragging about it on social media.
The college’s Department of Public Safety instructed police that Brianna Brochu “posted statements to Instagram saying she had tampered with her roommate’s property and deposited bodily fluids on other property. Brochu also posted photos of some of the tampered property as well,” based on a West Hartford Police Department incident abstract.
Brochu, 18, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for prison mischief within the third diploma and breach of peace within the second diploma, the doc states. She was launched on $1,000 bond, and faces as much as six months in jail on every cost, if convicted.
Police referred ABC News to the incident abstract, which states they will even be asking that the courtroom add “intimidation based on bigotry or bias to Ms. Brochu’s case.” That clbad of felonies carries as much as 5 years in jail.
Brochu, who’s white, appeared in courtroom Wednesday nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not she entered a plea. Her subsequent courtroom look is scheduled for Nov. 15, officers stated.
She didn’t reply to ABC News’ request for remark.
Brochu instructed police that she licked her former roommate’s eating utensils and smeared physique fluids on the girl’s backpack, the Hartford Courant reported.
Her former roommate, freshman Chennel Rowe, who’s black, defined in a Facebook Live submit Monday how she found that Brochu had allegedly been sabotaging her backpack, magnificence merchandise and toothbrush.
Rowe had beforehand requested the varsity for a room change, she stated, as a result of the badociation with Brochu wasn’t figuring out.
“I felt like I was unwanted in my own room,” she stated within the video. “I was ignored and disrespected.”
After months of pressure, Rowe stated, the varsity badigned her to a special room.
When it got here time depart, she stated, Brochu requested her, “Oh, are you moving out?”
Rowe stated she replied, “Yes.”
She stated Brochu “made a face” and solely stated “Okay.”
Brochu, based on Rowe, began typing on her telephone. “I badumed she was telling all her friends that I was moving out.” Rowe stated.
But as she was shifting her belongings, Rowe stated in her Facebook submit, she encountered a former neighbor who instructed her Brochu had allegedly bragged on Instagram about dirtying Rowe’s belongings whereas they had been residing collectively.
Brochu wrote on Instagram in a once-public however now-deleted submit, referring to Rowe, “Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 ½ month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons oh [sic] her backpack, putting her toothbrush where the sun doesn’t shine, and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie.”
Rowe, referring to Brochu’s submit, stated on Facebook Live, “My thing is I keep looking at this paragraph ‘so much more.'”
Rowe, who didn’t reply to ABC News’ request for remark, stated she handled continual throat ache throughout the ordeal together with her roommate.
“Since I’ve been here I’ve been getting sick,” she stated. “Not knowing why.”
Assuming it was a standard chilly, Rowe stated she didn’t put a number of thought into its origins. “I couldn’t speak. I could barely whisper,” she added.
The police incident abstract says, “the victim in this case did say they experienced ‘severe throat pain’ and felt the pain was a result of Brochu’s tampering with her ‘personal items.’”
Meanwhile, the hashtag #justiceforjazzy has unfold on-line as information of the story acquired round.
University of Hartford President Greg Woodward stated in an announcement launched Tuesday that Brochu “is no longer a student” on the educational establishment and that “she will not be returning.”
He condemned Brochu’s actions as “reprehensible” and stated the varsity has work to do.
“It is evident there may be work to be finished at our college to make sure that all college students really feel secure, revered, and valued,” he stated.