It looks like Monday is “hate crime” hoax day, after another hoax has been exposed, this time at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
This latest hoax was drummed up by an 18-year-old female student who claimed to be the victim of a “hate crime” but in reality she was the perpetrator.
The student claimed she was the recipient of a number of “racist notes.”
According to the Washington Times:
The 18-year-old female, who initially claimed to be a victim, later admitted to authorities that she authored at least one of the notes, though officials are confident she penned a total of four found in campus dorm rooms, a Drake spokesman told the Des Moines Register.
The student’s name has not been released but police say charges of misdemeanor harassment are pending. She will also face student code of conduct violations which could result in expulsion, a local NBC affiliate reported.
You’ll never guess what happened after this hoaxer told everyone of the notes she claimed to have received.
Yep, the snowflakes began mass rallies “against racism.”
A fifth note, received by a different student in early November, is not connected to the other four notes and is still being investigated, officials said.
The initial news of the notes prompted thousands of students and activists to gather at the Des Moines campus and decry racism.
And did the fact that it was all a hoax matter to those all worried about “racism” on campus?
Of course not.
Drake University President Marty Martin issued a statement Friday claiming the student who penned the fake notes was motivated by something “other than hate.”
“The fact that the actions of the student who has admitted guilt were propelled by motives other than hate does not minimize the worry and emotional harm they caused, but should temper fears,” he said.
“As painful as these recent events have been, they have sparked important discussions and reflection, and have brought us closer together as one Drake community,” he said.
This nonsense at Drake, is almost a mirror of what happened at Goucher College on Maryland.
A black student at Goucher was arrested for a hoax “hate crime” scare after police found he was the one leaving KKK graffiti at the school.
Police arrested Fynn Ajani Arthur, 21, on two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday in Baltimore County.
He was arrested after an investigation was launched when KKK graffiti purportedly aimed at black and Latino students was found on two occasions in the school.
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