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Racist slur on Kansas State campus proves to be a hoax

November 9, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State police say a person who reported being the target of a racist slur admitted it was a hoax.

The Wichita Eagle reports it was the second time in two years that a report of racist slurs at Kansas State was a hoax.

Kansas State officers were called to the Jardine Apartment Complex on the Manhattan campus Monday, where a note containing a racial slur was hung on a door. Police said in a news release Thursday that during questioning the person who reported the note admitted creating and posting it.

In November 2017, a man reported having racist slurs painted on his car in Manhattan. The FBI investigated the case as a possible hate crime.

Riley County police says 21-year-old Dauntarius Williams, who owned the car, eventually admitted being responsible for the graffiti.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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