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Trone Aide Allegedly Behind Offensive Twitter Account

November 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Allegations, accusations and clarifications are all part of a complex story coming out of Frostburg State University.

On Sunday, an email was sent from Lukas O'Brien, who is the public relations chair of the Frostburg State University Student Government Association and the campus chapter of the NAACP, alleging that free lance writer Cassie Conklin was behind a Twitter Account that had racially harassed SGA presidential candidate Aryiana Ward. The email detailed how they had discovered the identity, demanded an investigation of Conklin, and banning her from campus.

On Monday, the Allegany County Chapter of the NAACP expressed support for the campus chapter, and said that the Allegany County chapter had been rebuffed in efforts to join a group working on issues involving race and discrimination at FSU. That prompted a response from Frostburg State President Dr. Ron Nowaczyk, saying the university has made strides to address problems and detailed the response. Nowaczyk said that he had no control over social media. Conklin is also a district aide for Congressman David Trone. We have reached out to Trone for comment, but have not received any. The phone number to Conklin's landline is not in service. And the Twitter account in question is no longer in operation.

WCBC's Paul Mullan has the details…