When Jazzy Rowe’s throat started hurting, she thought it was just a cold. But it didn’t get better, despite being given several antibiotics for the “bad bacteria” found in her throat.
After moving out of her room, Rowe found out the real problem was allegedly the result of her roommate Brianna Brochu’s cruel pranks, according to WFSB.
The University of Hartford student said she didn’t have a good relationship with Brochu, who was her randomly assigned roommate, from the start. But it wasn’t until another resident informed her of disturbing photos on social media that Rowe learned about the tricks Brochu was playing.
She discussed the social media posts in a Facebook Live video:
According to the video, one of Rowe’s former roommate’s posts read:
After one and a half months of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn’t shine and so much more, I can finally say goodbye to “Jamaican Barbie.”
Rowe filed a police report, in which she accused Brochu of tampering with her personal items and allegedly tainting some of them with bodily fluids.
Rowe told Fox 61 her roommate was:
Rubbing bloody tampons on my things, so like she posted pictures of my Steve Madden bag that I had been sleeping next to the whole time on my bed with blood stains on it.
She said that when she reported the disgusting pranks to the school, she was asked to sign a “no-contact order,” meaning she wasn’t allowed to have any communications with Brochu.
She added the university said she may be removed from campus if she was caught talking about the incident.
Following the incident, University of Hartford’s President Greg Woodward released a letter, per KTLA:
One of our students was the alleged victim of bullying and her story was shared across social media. Let me be clear: the accused student’s behavior was reprehensible and does not reflect the values of our institution. Let me also be clear that I am confident the University has taken all steps to pursue this matter seriously, and will continue to do so.
Upon learning of the incident, Public Safety immediately ensured that the victim was relocated to a safe location, notified local authorities, and provided support for their investigation. The accused student was subsequently arrested by the West Hartford Police Department and her case will proceed through the legal process. The University will continue to precisely execute our defined process outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
Brochu is no longer a student at the college, according to the university.
The student was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace when she turned herself in to police.
Watch Rowe describe what she was put through below.