A student at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin said she had been the victim of racist incidents. On the night of April 18, she reportedly texted a friend to say that a small fire that began in her residence hall must have been targeted at her because it began next to her room.
When police investigated the fire and reviewed security footage, they discovered that it was the same student who set the fire. Victoria Unanka was then arrested for arson but released on a signature bond.
Viterbo president Glena Temple said that the university was still investigating Unanka’s earlier claims of victimhood.
“This is a complex situation that involves a series of concerning incidents,” Temple said, according to the La Crosse Tribune. “We continue to investigate the incidents earlier in the semester and any potential link between them and this fire.”
The La Crosse Fired Department arrived on campus around 2:30 a.m. on April 18, where a fire had been reported