Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy. That was definitely the case for one Ohio University student who literally made anti-LGBTQ threats against herself.
Anna Ayers, a journalism major and a member of the college’s student Senate, claimed she received three threatening messages — one at her residence and two in the student Senate office — but an investigation into the complaint found she placed the messages herself before she decided to report them, according to The Post.
After reporting the notes, which were planted, Ayers told her fellow student senators that her “memory of my time in Senate and at OU will be marred by this experience. We will all have a memory of a time when this body failed one of its own.”
“You may find me revolting and worthy of a threat on my life, but in reality, it is your beliefs that are repulsive,” she declared. “You need to get this through your head, you f***ing a**hole: I am proud to be who I am, and nothing you could say or do will ever change that.”
But on Monday, police officers with Ohio University arrested Ayers and charged her with three counts of making false alarms.
“A subsequent investigation by OUPD found that Ayers had placed the messages herself, prior to reporting them,” Lt. Tim Ryan said in a statement posted online.
Please see the attached statement regarding charges filed in the recent case of threats made against a member of Student Senate. Since this is a pending criminal case, the police department cannot comment further at this time. pic.twitter.com/ecXABYY5MO
— OhioUniversityPolice (@oupolice) October 8, 2018
Maddie Sloat, president of the student Senate, said students are “still processing.” She said the student government is “encouraging our members to take time to heal and utilize campus support resources right now.”
“We hope Anna receives the help that she needs,” Sloat added.
Ayers, for her part, has resigned her post as commissioner of the student Senate Appropriations Commission.