Twitter User Claims She Was Gang Raped by Morehouse Students

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
May 5, 2016 2:55 pm Last Updated: May 5, 2016 3:00 pm

A Twitter user took to Twitter on May 2 about an alleged gang rape by four male students from Morehouse College.

The Spelman student remained anonymous with the twitter handle: @RapedAtSpelman.

She tweeted what had transpired the day of the sexual assault, and how administration handled the process when she reported it. 

Spelman’s president issued a statement to students on the case:

“Our hearts go out to this student and I want to personally offer her our full support and assistance,” Spelman President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell said in a statement provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“We are a family at Spelman and we will not tolerate any episode of sexual violence,” she wrote. “No student should ever have to suffer and endure the experience she has recounted on social media. Spelman is conducting a full and thorough review of these events.”

“I know that members of our Spelman community join me in expressing heartbreak and outrage over the incidents and experiences recounted on Twitter,” Campbell added.

According to NBC News, the president of Morehouse said the school’s Office of Campus Safety has been “activated” to fully investigate the allegations “with the limited information available.”

“Sexual assault is a heinous form of violence and it is a stark contradiction to Morehouse College at its best,” John Silvanus Wilson Jr. said in a statement. “The information anonymously shared on Twitter was our very first indication of this incident. Now that we are aware of these allegations, we are determined to pursue the investigation to the fullest extent possible.”

University officials are currently investigating the claims, meanwhile, the Atlanta Police Department said they did not have “any knowledge” of the incident, so therefore, an investigation of the incident has not yet started.