After his roommate pulled a knife on him , a gay student from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg was issued a disciplinary warning for seemingly aggravating the situation with his gayness.
Freshman and hair show model Alex Worthley, 18, said his roommate repeatedly told him that he doesn’t like gay people and never wanted to be assigned a gay roommate to begin with. One day when Worthley asked his roommate to turn down his music, Alex says his roommate pulled a knife on him.
He was like, ‘I do have a knife and I’ll use it if I have to,’” Worthley told WADF-TV. “And that’s when he repeated that and he was like ‘I don’t like gay people.’”
Worthley and his roommate were assigned separate rooms, but both received a letter of discipline. “There seems to be a strong possibility that some of your own actions and comments were part of the reason this situation escalated from jesting to threatening,” Worthley’s letter read.
“[It] made it feel like because I’m gay that it was my fault that those threats were made,” Worthley said. “It never said what I specifically did wrong to make him say these things.”
Worthley said the university shouldn’t have put the two of them together to begin with, but ironically the university claimed that would have been discriminatory to Worthley. Now with his own room, Worthley has asked the university to remove the disciplinary letter from his file.