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More fake hate: ‘Harassing, threatening’ notes sent to North Park U. student were bogus

The bogus hate crime reports keep rolling in, the latest to be exposed happening at the Christian liberal arts North Park University.

Last week, student Taylor Volk claimed she was the target of notes and emails “containing harassing [and] threatening language” which included mentions of Donald Trump.

In NBC-5’s (Chicago) original report on the “incident,” it asked  “As for who’s behind the nasty notes?” with Volk’s response being “I just want them to stop.”

Behold reporter Dick Johnson’s introduction to the story: “Disgusting, harassing, threatening language … [at] a campus students tell me is known more for acceptance than rejection.”

Alas, it seems the “harassment” and “threats” could have ceased whenever Volk wanted:

Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school.

“We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement.

[…] Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She had also posted pictures of notes with homophobic slurs to her Facebook account.

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Volk and school officials did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Volk said at the time she was confident North Park was investigating the matter, although the school would not comment directly on the notes to NBC 5. …

A Chicago Police official said on Nov. 14 they could not find any report about the incident.

Yesterday, President Parkyn posted a message regarding the hoax on his university webpage, stating

Sadly, we discovered that the incident and related messages were fabricated; the individual responsible for the incident is not continuing as a student at North Park. We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident.

Read the full NBC-5 reports and Parkyn’s full message.

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Dave Huber is assistant editor of The College Fix. He has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over a decade, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. Dave is a retired educator with over 25 years of service who holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Delaware, as well as graduate student membership in the National Association of Scholars.

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