UK employee suspended for condemning student for alleged misuse of handicap spot


UK first year pharmacy student Lexi Baskin’s car was covered with signs condemning her for parking in a handicapped parking spot on UK’s campus on Oct. 26, 2017.

News Staff

A UK employee allegedly vandalized a student’s car after using flyers to accuse the student of misusing a handicap spot. 

The employee has been suspended and an investigation is pending, UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said. 

On Oct. 26, Lexi Baskin, a first-year pharmacy student, posted photos of the flyers attached to her car on Twitter, along with a strongly worded message to the perpetrator. 

“You have no idea what’s going on in people’s lives,” Baskin said in the tweet. “I have cancer and radiation treatment. I’m legally allowed to park here.”

The tweet went viral with nearly 50,000 retweets and 107,000 likes.

See our full story on Baskin here.