Georgia College Student Sends Racist Text to New Roommate, Blames Spell Check

Georgia Southern University officials have said the college will not stand for "bigotry or racism" after a white student was accused of sending a racist slur to her future roommate.

Screenshots of the text exchange shared on Facebook went viral after the student's future roommate, who is black, sent a message intoducing herself.

After accidentally calling the future roommate, the white student appeared to accidentally send her a message that had not been meant for eyes.

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Protesters rally at Teachers College at Columbia University October 10, 2007, in New York City after an incident of racism on campus. Georgia Southern University officials have said there is no place for racism on its campus after a student was accused of sending a racist text to a future roommate. Mario Tama/Getty

"Her insta looks pretty normal, not too n*****ish," the student responded, suggesting that she had meant to send the message to a friend about the future roommate, rather than send her the racist message directly.

"OMG, I am sorry," she wrote after, realizing her mistake.

"Damn spell check. I did NOT mean to say that," she said. "I was texting Hannah and I meant to say triggerish meaning like you seemed really cool, nothing that triggered a red flag! I'm so embarrassed, I apologize," she said.

It is unclear whether the other student ever responded to the message.

The woman who wrote the apparently racist message appears to have deleted her social media accounts. However, her name has been shared repeatedly online by fellow students demanding the school take action.

One friend of the would-be roommate who shared screenshots of the text online told NBC News affiliate WSAV 3 that she believed the white student's decision to blame spell check for the racist text was just a "cover" up.

"Triggerish is not a word at all," Dajah Morrison said.

"The closest word to that is triggerfish. So for her to cover those things up, it just didn't add up," she said.

In a statement released online, Georgia Southern University President Shelley C. Nickel said the university "shares the hurt our community has expressed following the use of a racial exhibited in a screen shot on social media."

"The use of such racist comments is offensive and unacceptable and in no way reflects the attitudes or values of Georgia Southern University," Nickel stated, adding: "To be clear, there is no place for bigotry or racism on our campuses."

The university president did not say whether that would mean the student would face any consequences over the incident.

GSU spokeswoman Jennifer Wise told Newsweek the university was "unable to comment on student records" due to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations. FERPA is a U.S. federal law governing access to educational information and records.

Wise said that while she could not confirm whether action had been taken to address the incident, Nickel's statement "clearly affirms the university's position on the matter."

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