A Tennessee State University college student says found out her drinking water was actually from the toilet due to her roommate.
According to reports, the unidentified victim says she lost weight and her appetite and couldn’t figure out why. She claims to have learned via Snapchat that her roommate, Tierni Williams, had been dumping water from the toilet into her water bottles.
The arrest affidavit states that a Snapchat video shows Williams getting liquid from the toilet with a styrofoam cup and then transferring it into water bottles on her roommate’s side of the dorm. Williams reportedly narrates during the video, saying that her roommate is “gonna get sick from this” and it’s “nasty.”
via News Channel 5:
She learned through Snap Chat, that her roommate, Williams, had been tampering with her water bottles in their dorm room at Tennessee State University, which caused her illness. Video showed Williams getting water from a toilet in a styrofoam cup and pouring the liquid into the victim’s water bottles that she kept on her side of the room.
“The toilet water would possibly cause the sort of infection that might cause a diarrhea illness,” said Dr. William Schaffner, Infectious Disease Director at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Williams can be heard in the video saying her roommate is going to get sick from this, and laughing while she transfers the liquid.
“The water that goes into the toilet is municipal water and is very clean, but the flush doesn’t remove absolutely everything and there could be residual bacteria or viruses left in the bowl of the toilet,” Dr. Schaffner said.
Dr. Schaffner also stated, “I would think it’s more yucky than seriously harmful.”
Tennessee State University released a statement about the incident:
“Due to federal and state student privacy laws, we cannot comment on the specific matter involving Tennessee State University student Tierni Williams. In general, students who engage in conduct that may violate criminal laws and implicate the University’s Student Conduct Code will be subject to the University’s student disciplinary process, including sanctions ranging from immediate “interim suspension” to expulsion from the University.”
Williams was arrested and charged with adulteration of food, liquid with bodily injury. She has since posted $7,500 bond.