Student Apologizes For Tweet


A controversial tweet from a Sam Houston State junior has inflamed social media and may result in disciplinary action from the university. Junior English major Monica Foy expressed her apologies in a statement given to The Houstonian.

“I would like to apologize profusely to every person who was offended by my words, but especially to Darren Goforth’s family and friends — whose heartbreak I cannot begin to fathom, and to the law enforcement community,” Foy said. “My statement and my choice of words were without the sensitivity that this tragedy calls for.”

“I hope for nothing but peace and comfort for those in mourning, and cannot express how deeply I regret adding to their pain. To the individual officers who have showed the utmost kindness and professionalism in protecting the safety of my family and friends, who have suffered due to my actions: I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ability to see past any bias you may hold against me and to continue to protect and serve the communities in your charge.”

“I have a strong belief in the value of every human life, and believe that the American justice system, when free of corruption and abuse of power, safeguards the inherent dignity and worth of every life it touches. I again thank you for leading by example.”

Foy is currently under investigation from the university after allegations surfaced on, a conservative news site, that Foy tweeted a recently murdered Harris County Sheriff’s deputy had “creepy perv eyes” and may have deserved his death.

Foy declined to answer direct questions from The Houstonian, however, she did speak to New York Magazine. A link to that full article can be found at

Multiple attempts to contact university law officials were unsuccessful.

Stay tuned to The Houstonian as the story develops regarding any disciplinary action from SHSU.




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