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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Lesbian college student 'faked anti-gay notes left in her room' that sparked rally against hate crimes

  • Notes sparked anti-hate rally at Connecticut campus in March
  • But police hid camera outside room and 'found she planted notes herself'
  • Alexandra Pennell, 19, told police she had devised the plan to get the attention of her roommate
  • Barred from state colleges for five years and faces 25 charges

  • A lesbian student has been kicked out of college and arrested after it emerged she was behind a string of anti-gay messages slipped under her dorm room door, police said.

    After the notes were found in Alexandra Pennell's room at Central Connecticut State University in March, hundreds came out in support of the student at a campus rally against hate crimes.

    But when police hid a camera along the hallway outside her room, they allegedly caught her leaving the notes herself - and she admitted she had written them to get the attention of her roommate.

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