Tulane: 3 arrested after setting fire to door of conservative activist student’s dorm room

Tulane: 3 arrested after setting fire to door of conservative activist student’s dorm room
The three charged with arson (Image: Police photo via WVUE)

[Ed. – This is the ‘civil’ Left in our country displaying its respect for the diversity of opinion.]

Two Tulane University sophomores and a student visiting from another school are accused of setting the door to another student’s dorm on fire early Saturday (March 23), according to Mike Strecker, a spokesman for the school.

Three people lit a sign on Peyton Lofton’s door on fire just after midnight, Strecker said, but the flames were quickly put out. No injuries were reported, he said, and the door only had “minor damage.”

The incident was caught on security cameras, according to Strecker, and the students were identified as 21-year-old Robert Money and 20-year-old David Shelton. Strecker said the third person was identified as Naimi Okami, a 20-year-old Brown University student.

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All three were arrested late Saturday and booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail — each with one count of arson, online court records show. …

Strecker confirmed Lofton is the president of Tulane’s chapter of the right wing group Turning Point USA as well as participating in a Libertarian organization called the Young Americans for Liberty.

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