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.