The residents of a Columbia dorm floor received these bizarre emails from their RA (specifics redacted) on Thursday morning. Here they are, very sic, copy-and-pasted.
“Date: Sep 13, 2007 3:27 AM
Subject: Incident Tonight
As some of you might have heard, an incident occured around 1:40am
this morning. There were screams, loud noises, Public Safety came,
the GA/AD came, and NYPD came. There has been allegations of physical
assalt, maybe even rape.
Whether that is true or not, I just want to let all of you know that
the issue is being dealt with right now on all levels of the Columbia
adminstration. I know that to some of you, that might not sound so
convincing/pleasing…but have faith in the system. They will get to
the bottem of this.
If any of you have any unresolved feelings or just want to talk about
the incident please feel free to email me back to either talk with me
or I can direct you to the GA/AD/others who can help and may have more
“Date: Sep 13, 2007 11:21 PM
Subject: Please read! Clarification to the Incident Last Night
Aftering haven spoken to people, including the AD and the people
involved, and gotten all the FACTS straight, I would like to clarify
some of the information contained is last night’s email about the
incident that occured.
Although the wording might have it seem otherwise, the SOLE INTENT of
last night’s email was to dispel any FASLE allegations and rumors.
The incident last night was the result of a series of accidental
events that unfolded in such a way to appear more than it really was.
I am sorry if in my email I caused people UNNECESSARY and
UNFOUNDED alarm and/or fear.
The people involved in the incident want to apologize for all the
inconvenience they may have caused.
If anyone has any concerns or need further clarification, please don’t
hestiate to either email me back or knock on my room […].