A University of Connecticut student who was arrested for using the n-word has narrowly avoided jail.
Jarred Karal was arrested after he was filmed walking through a parking lot and shouting the word “n*gger.” He was with two other individuals, one of whom was also arrested.
The students claimed they were playing a game centered around screaming vulgar words, but were charged under CGS 53-37, “ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race.”
Karal was originally facing up to 30 days in jail, but a judge accepted Karal’s plea for accelerated rehabilitation, under which he will spend 6 months on probation while completing 20 hours of community service.
The student will also be forced to under go “diversity and bias” training. (Read more from “University Student Almost Thrown in Jail for Using the N-Word” HERE)