Three individuals were jailed Saturday in relation to the setting of a Tulane University student’s dorm room door on fire.
Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office general counsel Blake Arcuri said 21-year-old Robert Money and 20-year-olds David Shelton and Naima Okami faced aggravated arson counts, The Advocate reported Sunday.
The incident allegedly happened at Peyton Lofton’s door Saturday morning, according to The Advocate. A sign that seemed to say “I AM NOLA BUILT” was slightly burned.
Lofton, who is an officer in Tulane’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), claimed it was politically motivated in a statement.
“It’s a sad day in America when radical activists are lighting dorm room doors on fire because they disagree with you politically,” Peyton said in a statement, posted by YALiberty on Twitter Saturday. [YAL is a libertarian organization with several chapters across the country.] MORE HERE