September 22, 2021

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Ohio University senior charged for making anti-LGBT threats against herself

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Ohio University senior charged for making anti-LGBT threats against herself

An Ohio University senior has been busted for reporting anti-LGBT threats that police say the student made against herself.

Ohio University senior student Anna Ayers has been charged with three counts of “making false alarms,” according to a report from Campus Reform.

Anna Ayers is a member of the school’s student senate and according to the
 National Review, she told Ohio University Police that she received multiple menacing messages including a death threat because she was “part of the LGBT community.”

However, during the course of the Police investigation, officers discovered that Anna Ayers had “placed the messages herself” before reporting the threats, the Post of Athens, Ohio, reported.

Ayers told fellow student senators at the University that she received the threats at both her campus office and her home, according to the student-run New Political.

“I have no interest in hearing from any of you that you are sorry… or that you can’t believe it happened,” she said at the senate meeting, according to the New Political. “Instead, I want each of you to do everything you can make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Student Senate President Maddie Sloat told the New Political that the senate hopes Ayers “receives the help that she needs.”

Police said that the charges are considered a first-degree misdemeanor in Ohio, according to the Post. Anna Ayers faces a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count if she is convicted.

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