Pass/Fail

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 20, 2015

Pass/Fail

Vanderbilt

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

Pass/Fail
“It was a story too good to check,” notes the Weekly Standard’s Michael Warren:

The day after some 200 activist students at Vanderbilt University marched into the administration building to deliver their demands for more diversity and inclusivity to the school’s chancellor, the reactionary forces on campus struck back in the most disgusting way possible.

The school’s police department, reported the Vanderbilt Hustler, was “responding to a call reporting a bag of feces that was left at the front door of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center” sometime Tuesday.

The aggrieved students put out a statement that it was “appalled to announce that our demonstration yesterday was met this morning with a vile act.” Turned out it was all a misunderstanding:

In an 11:34 pm update to the story, the Hustler reported the police department had concluded its investigation and found “no criminal or malicious intent” behind the bag of feces. “The investigation found the bag was inadvertently left by an individual with a service dog who was authorized to be in the building who could not find a trash can near the entrance and did not wish to take the bag inside,” read a university statement.

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