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FGCU student finds gay slur keyed on car

Posted at 11:36 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 23:36:10-05

FORT MYERS -- A Florida Gulf Coast University student says she is crushed after finding a gay slur keyed onto her her.

The students wishes to stay anonymous, fearing her own safety, but other student willing to speak out say too were attacked.

 "I think it is horrible, it makes me feel a lot of people aren't safe," said Teddi Davis, and FGCU sophomore.

This incident comes nearly weeks after other slurs have popped up across the campus.

"We've had three in the past month, month an half and that is what is surprising me with how frequently it is happening," said Nathan Barhart, an FGCU freshman.

The victim thinks surveillance camera could go a long way towards stopping these attacks.

Other students think the student body needs to do more to prevent incidents like this from happening.

"I think what needs to happen it just needs to be made aware by everybody so that people can be looking out for it. Then when somebody sees somebody doing it they can say, 'Hey! Stop," said Teddi.

Although the victim believes the incident is a hate crime, the University released a statement quoting, 

" At this time, U-P-D has no further information or a suspect, but if a responsible party were found, his/her motive could be examined to see if it meets the Florida Statue for enhancing punishment because of evidence prejudice while committing the offense."