UA student finds derogatory note taped to dorm room over his support for President Trump

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A student at the University of Alabama says he found a derogatory note taped to his dorm room door over his support for President Donald Trump.

18-year-old CJ Pearson spoke with CBS 42 about the incident. He says the note had expletives on it and he was targeted because of his support for the president.

Over the weekend Pearson attended a Trump rally in Atlanta. When he returned to Tuscaloosa, he found the note had been taped to his dorm room door.

“I read the note and it had an expletive, it said ‘F Donald Trump,’ and ‘F y’all,'” Pearson said. “For me, I was disappointed. I was disappointed that this is the point we’ve reached in this country. Where we can’t have discussions about why we disagree. Instead, we feel the need to attack people for their disagreements.”

The incident is being investigated by campus police. A security camera in the dorm hallway captured video of some people in the hallway but no one yet has been identified as a suspect.

UA spokesperson Shane Dorrill released a statement from the university Monday afternoon.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. The University takes any incident like this very seriously. The incident has been reported to UAPD. Any students identified for allegedly violating rules of conduct codes will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and could face disciplinary actions.”

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Pearson is glad UA is investigating, he wants those responsible punished.

“In simple terms, it’s ridiculous because its something they felt excited to do and bold to do to put a note on my door and attempt to enter my room because they thought they were cool and were trying to intimidate me because I support the president,” he said. “What I want them to do is simply learn from the situation, and I would welcome a conversation with them about why I believe what I believe.”

Pearson tells CBS 42 whoever posted the note also tried unsuccessfully to get into his room.


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