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Transy Student, DACA Recipient Targeted On Social Media

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A student at Transylvania University, Paola Garcia, says that she was targeted by another student on social media, for being a DACA recipient. 

A large response was sparked after Garcia posted a screenshot of what appeared to be the Facebook post of another student Taylor Ragg... the post reads: 'Everyone go report this illegal at my school bragging about breaking the law' and includes a photo of Garcia's Facebook profile. Garcia told LEX 18 that it was posted in a group called "The 10th Crusade Enthusiasts". She said she was flooded with threatening messages. 

Garcia talks about the post in an emotional YouTube video, describing the racism she's encountered, and calling on the school to expel Ragg.

"I've dealt with racism, discrimination, threats," Garcia said. 

She said that her family has been in the process of gaining citizenship for 14 years and she has dealt with hate her entire life.

"Deportation, getting harassed, getting reported. I want this to be hopeful. I want people to see this for their reason to keep fighting their reason to reach out to ask for help and to ultimately not live in fear," said Garcia.

"Our campus we absolutely do not condone any type of hate rhetoric, any type of harassment, any type of bullying, we will not tolerate it on our campus," said Michele Gaither, VP of Marketing and Communications. 

School officials say that Ragg no longer is a student at Transy, but they would not comment further.

It appears Taylor Ragg has deleted his Facebook account and we could not find another way to reach him. Garcia tells LEX 18 that she and Ragg have never met. 

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