After evaluating evidence from a hidden camera positioned in response to the swastika postings in Mitchell Hall, University Police have linked the student who filed the complaints to several of the incidents.
Following a final interview with investigators today, the student admitted responsibility for those incidents.
The individual will now face student judicial action and a determination will be made as to whether District of Columbia and/or federal laws were violated. No other suspects in the Mitchell Hall incidents were identified at any point through use of the hidden camera, interviews, or increased patrols of the residence hall.
Hat tip: WashTimes Fishwrap
Marshak tried to mount a “fake, but justified” defense. Via the GW Hatchet:
In an interview with The Hatchet Monday evening, Marshak, said she only drew the final three of six swastikas on her door in an attempt to highlight what she characterized as GW’s inaction. Only hours earlier, Marshak categorically denied the charges.
“I wasn’t looking to create this, sort of, insanity,” Marshak said in a phone interview. “I wasn’t looking to become a media darling. I was just looking for acknowledgment from University that someone drew a swastika on the door.”
Marshak said Tara W. Pereira, director of SJS, informed her she would likely be expelled. Marshak said she did not want to leave GW but probably will.
Tracy Schario, a University spokesperson, said GW stands by its statement that they have a signed confession from Marshak. Schario would not comment on how many swastikas Marshak was responsible for, only saying it was “several of the incidents.”
What I want to know: When is the Columbia noose investigation going to wrap up?
WJLA adds info of another student implicated in the incidents:
Sunday, another GW student was arrested in connection with the writing of racial epithets, and drawing of swastikas on doors in New Hall. The student has since been barred from campus and will also go through GW’s judicial system.
Sick, sick puppies.
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