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College students are known to prank each other from time to time to have fun. Usually, nothing is done to cause harm to one another. What happened between two Connecticut college roommates went further than just a fun prank. A Caucasian student bullied her #University Of Hartford Jamaican roommate to the extent that police have called it a #hate crime.

Things the roommate did

What 18-year-old Brianna Brochu did to her roommate was so despicable that the news reporter couldn't repeat some of the things on live television. However, the freshman was so proud of what she had done that she posted details of her actions, along with photos on Instagram for the world to see.

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Therefore, police have a record of her own admission.

Brochu forced her roommate, Chennel "Jazz" Rowe, to move out by doing unspeakable things to her. Then she bragged about forcing Rowe to move out after spitting in her coconut oil for a month and by putting body fluids on her backpack. She also said she licked her roommate's plate, fork, and spoon. She admitted to putting her toothbrush in places where the sun doesn’t shine and putting moldy clam dip in her lotion.

Rowe posted her story on Facebook where she described the bad experience she had with Brochu. Her post has been viewed over a million times in the past three days. It caught the attention of celebrities such as Shonda Rhimes, creator of "Scandal." Rhimes commented about the terrible things the roommate had done.

The victim is getting medical attention because she doesn't know if her sore throat is because of something Brochu did to her food, drink or other products.

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School officials were notified on October 17, and the West Hartford police began handling the case, which is still under investigation.

Punishment for the crime

Based on the list of things Brochu admitted to doing, the police arrested her on Wednesday for a bias or hate crime. The West Hartford Police indicated that they asked the judge to add a felony bigotry charge mainly because Brochu acted in a prejudiced manner toward Rowe based on her race and nationality, and perhaps other factors. Bias-motivated crimes are punishable by law, as the guilty former Connecticut college student has found out.

Brochu is scheduled in court on November 15. President Greg Woodward said in a statement on Wednesday that she will not be returning to the college since she did such reprehensible things. #bias crime