A University of Kentucky student is facing criminal charges for hurling racial slurs at another student. Video footage showed Sophia Rosing verbally and physically assaulting Kylah Spring, a student employee.
Rosing was arrested and is facing criminal charges after an online video showed her hurling racial slurs at Spring. The student employee Spring was working an overnight shift at the front desk of the residence hall.
Student Hurls Racial Slurs
She saw a drunk Rosing attempting to enter the building around 1 am on Sunday, November 6. Spring said that Rosing did not look like a resident so she didn’t open the door. In a TikTok video, Spring narrated, “she stumbled across the front desk over to the elevator and started talking to the elevator”.
As a student employee who works at the front desk at the residence hall, Spring is required to contact a resident advisor (RA) as a part of her job. The RA is supposed to check in on the person’s well-being and write a report to document the situation.
As Spring waited for the RA to respond, Rosing allegedly become combative and began hurling slurs at Spring. She called her and other African-American students the n-word and used offensive language.
An officer arrested Rosing after she repeated the offensive language in front of other students. According to Rosing’s arrest citation, she kicked an officer and bit his hands. She was booked in the Fayette County Detention Centre and is facing several criminal charges, including two counts of assault, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.
The University of Kentucky, where both students study acknowledged the incident and described it as “disturbing” and “deeply offensive”. They also permanently banned Rosing from the campus after her violent assault.
The university said they are conducting a review and reached out to Kylan Spring to offer support.
On Monday, November 7, Rosing appeared in court and pleaded not guilty through her lawyer. Her bail was kept at around 8,700 pounds (812,662 rupees). The student was bonded out of jail that day.
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