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NTU student accused of threats

NO IVORY TOWER:A Danish student and her friends allegedly tried to break into another student’s room, while a student was found hanged at National Sun Yat-sen University

By Flora Wang  /  Staff Reporter

A foreign student at National Taiwan University (NTU) will be referred to the student disciplinary board for punishment after she was accused of threatening a Taiwanese student in a dormitory, school authorities said yesterday.

Dou Song-lin (竇松林), director of the university’s student housing service unit, told reporters the female Danish student admitted to behaving inappropriately and had written a letter of repentance.

Dou said the school would nevertheless refer the student, whose identity was not made public, to the disciplinary committee today.

The school took disciplinary action after a netizen on the Professional Technology Temple — the nation’s largest academic bulletin board system — posted an article accusing the Danish student of trying to break into the room of the Taiwanese student early in the morning on Saturday.

The Taiwanese student alleged that the Danish woman, her next-door neighbor at the dorm, had brought “six or seven” male students to the dorm, adding that three of the men attempted to break into her room from the balcony, while the others made noise by pounding on the wall from next door, shouting that she should go to the library if she wanted to study.

The Taiwanese student alleged that the foreign student and her friends also deliberately poured water in front of the door of her room.

Approached by media on Saturday, the Taiwanese student, who covered her face when talking to reporters, alleged that the Danish student was seeking revenge for noise complaints she had previously filed with the dorm supervisor.

“I was very scared. Even the dormitory at NTU is very dangerous,” the Taiwanese student said.

In other developments, a male student was found dead in a dorm bathroom at National Sun Yat-sen University in Greater Kaohsiung on Saturday.

Police said the sophomore ,-surnamed Peng 彭, was found hanged in a shower room on Saturday afternoon, wearing female underwear and stockings, with his hands tied up.

Police said a student found Peng at about 3:30pm when the witness walked into the bathroom, seeing water flowing from one of the shower rooms.

Police said they did not find any suicide note, while the school said Peng had always acted normally and had a girlfriend.

At press time, police and school authorities were still investigating the case.

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