Kentucky Student Who Attacked Black Peers Permanently Banned From Campus

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The University of Kentucky student who is facing criminal charges after she hurled racial slurs and physically attacked a Black student has been permanently banned from campus, per CNN.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto said in a recent message to the campus community that 22-year-old Sophia Rosing, who is white, is no longer a student, has been banned from the school, and is ineligible to re-enroll. Rosing was previously suspended on an interim basis after she was caught on camera harassing fellow UK student Kylah Springs, who was working an overnight shift at the front desk of a campus dorm.

“Although she is no longer a student, we must continue our investigations,” Capilouto said. “That includes our cooperation with an investigation into criminal charges filed; our Code of Student Conduct disciplinary proceedings and racial harassment misconduct being reviewed by our Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.”

“As a community working wholeheartedly to prevent racist violence, we also must be committed to holding people accountable for their actions," the university president continued. "The processes we have in place are essential."

On Tuesday (November 8), Rosing’s attorney, Fred Peters, told CNN that she would withdraw from the university within the next couple of days.

"She's a very, very embarrassed and humiliated young lady," Peters previously said, noting that he was "getting her into some kind of treatment program and sensitivity program to help her through this situation."

Rosing has been charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, fourth-degree assault without visible injury, second-degree disorderly conduct, and third-degree assault on a police officer or probation officer, but Capilouto noted that the former student could face additional charges, per CNN.

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