Thank you all for your support on this petition. Daniel and I cannot express our gratitude enough, nor the solace we took from your support during this difficult time. We have submitted our appeals with each and every one of your signatures printed out and included with your comments (53 pages!). Despite this, the decision was not reversed. We want to express our most sincere thanks for taking the time out of your days to sign and support this movement. Your support has changed our lives no matter the outcome and we are ready for whatever the future may hold. Thank you all!
Seb and Daniel
Dear Dartmouth Community,
Daniel and I want to publicly apologize to each and every one of you for the actions that we took that caused the Morton Fire. We know that besides this, we disrupted and negatively affected several of your lives, and for that we are also truly sorry. We will never do anything to put our fellow peers at risk again.
We want to come clean about the events that happened. The email sent out to campus does not detail all the events of that night. If any of you all would like to come talk to us about the details of the event, please do and don't rely upon the rumors.
We would like to also inform you all that it has been decided that we be expelled from this college. There is no question we made a horrible mistake and are willing to accept the consequences. The expulsion, however, is based, in part, on the grounds that we pose a threat to the community at large. While we made a mistake that could have potentially injured people, it was just that - a mistake. We implore you to take a minute to consider what occurred. If you believe that this was truly an honest mistake and that we do not pose a threat to the community, please take one minute of your day to sign this petition and give us a second chance. However, if you find that your right to have the safety and security on this campus has been violated then we are truly sorry and will fully accept the consequences of our actions.
Sebastian Lim and Daniel Ro