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A University of Kentucky student has been arrested after he racially abused a black student on campus

A University of Kentucky student has been arrested after he racially abused a black student on campus



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A University of Kentucky student is facing several assault charges after repeatedly insulting black students on campus Sunday, according to a university police report.

Sophia Rosing, a 22-year-old white student, was charged with intoxication in a public place, fourth-degree assault without apparent injury, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree assault on a police officer or probation officer, according to Kimberly Baird, Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney.

A University of Kentucky police officer responded to a dormitory early Sunday morning after a report that an unknown female had “assaulted staff members,” a campus police report shows.

When the officer arrived, they took into custody a “highly intoxicated” woman who was repeating a racist slur at a group of black women, according to the report.

The woman told the police that “she has a lot of money and to get it.”[s] special treatment,” according to the police report. When told to sit back in a chair, the woman kicked the arresting officer and bit his hand, according to the police report.

In the report, the woman was identified as “unknown” because she had no identification and repeatedly refused to identify herself.

Sally Woodson, an executive communications specialist at the University of Kentucky, confirmed to CNN that the police report refers to Rosing.

Rosing was initially listed as a Jane Doe in Kentucky Department of Corrections records, Baird said.

As of Monday afternoon, Rosing was in custody and her bond was set at $10,000, Baird said. Rosing appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty, according to CNN affiliate WLEX.

CNN has reached out to Rosing’s attorney for comment.

In a message to the campus community, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto said the incident took place in one of the residence halls and that one of the victims was a student employee working the night shift at the front desk. University staff are conducting a review and reaching out to the victims, Capilouto said.

“To be clear: we condemn this kind of behavior and will not tolerate it under any circumstances. The safety and well-being of our community has been – and will continue to be – our top priority,” said Capilouto.

Capilouto said he reviewed a video that appeared to show the attack, which was posted online Sunday, and condemned the students’ behavior.

“The video images I have seen do not respect our responsibility to each other. They reflect violence, which is never acceptable, and a denial of the humanity of members of our community. They do not reflect civil discourse. They are deeply opposed to what we are and what we always want to be as a community,” said the university president.

CNN independently obtained the video. Woodson, the university spokesman, confirmed that the woman in the video is Rosing and shows the incident from Sunday.

CNN tried to reach the female victim in the video.

In the video, a drunk Rosing can be seen repeatedly uttering racial slurs and repeatedly trying to hit the black woman, who is trying to restrain her.



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