Friday, October 07, 2005

Students Burn Newspapers

Three female students at Morehead State University in Kentucky have been charged with third degree mischief after allegedly burning about 7,000 copies of the student newspaper. It seems they wanted to halt the publication of an article about sexual assault at a local frat house.

The Trail Blazer reported that an unknown caller phoned the paper's office on Sept. 22. The caller was upset about an article on an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving a Morehead State student on Sept. 18.

"The caller said if The Trail Blazer did not retract the story, the papers would be stolen and destroyed," the paper reported in a story by its editor, Ashley Sorrell.
It seems the threat was followed up upon, with papers taken from 31 on-campus and 15 off-campus sites.


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