School Officials: Montclair State Student Who Claimed He Was Beaten, Called ‘Islamic Terrorist’ Made It Up
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Montclair State University officials have announced a student is facing charges for fabricating a story about being assaulted outside a residence hall by assailants who used racial slurs.
Navjoat Aulakh, 18, of Carteret was charged with filing a false report and also will face a count of creating a false public alarm, school officials said.
Aulakh had claimed three white men called him an “Islamic terrorist” while they beat him outside Whitman Hall on Thursday night.
The report spurred school officials to issue an alert to students and staff, but further investigation determined the report was unfounded.
School officials are still investigating the motivation for the false report. A source told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith it was a bad decision by a teenager.
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