A second person has been charged in connection with an incident of alleged racial harassment that occurred in September on Shippensburg University’s campus.
Bailey Bauserman, 18, of Shippensburg, was charged with ethnic intimidation, a second-degree misdemeanor; and harassment, a third-degree misdemeanor. She also was charged with a disorderly conduct summary offense.
According to court documents, Bauserman was identified as one of the individuals with Samantha Crouse, 19, of Newville, who allegedly yelled racial slurs at two black students on campus near the Ceddia Union Building around 8 p.m. on Sept. 24.
Bauserman admitted to being involved in the incident and to making a racial comment, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Detective Karl Schucholz of the SU Police Department.
In an email sent to the SU campus community on Wednesday, Donta Truss, vice president of enrollment management, student affairs and student success, said the first person charged in the incident is no longer enrolled at the university.
He added that several more individuals involved, who are not students, have been banned from campus.
“This type of behavior is in conflict with who we aspire to be as a university. Our values of civility, respect, honestly, and integrity direct us to engage and interact with all members of our campus with kindness and compassion,” Truss said. “We must support one another, build bridges, and move forward as one united community.”
Bauserman is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams on Oct. 28.