Last month, we heard the troubling news that someone had drawn racist graffiti on a college campus in Baltimore. The graffiti specifically attacked blacks and Hispanics.
From The Daily Wire:
Last month, students found backwards swastikas and racist graffiti scrawled in bathroom stalls at Goucher College, near Baltimore. A list of names or dorm numbers for black students was also found.
Goucher president Jose Bowen and other campus officials wrote a letter to students Thursday, November 29, about the incident. The administrators wrote that the tags were made with permanent marker and included “hateful, threatening, and racist graffiti, which was specifically anti-Black and anti-Latinx.”
There’s just one problem.
The whole thing was a hoax.
The perpetrator of the crime ended up being one of the students on the list that was found.
Police investigated the writing, and Goucher reached out to the students who were included in the list. The day after the letter was published, on November 30, Baltimore County police arrested a suspect: None other than Fynn Arthur, one of the African-American students named in the list. He has been charged with “two counts of malicious destruction of property,” according to the Baltimore Fishbowl. He has since been released on his own recognizance.
From The Daily Mail:
A black college lacrosse player has been arrested in connection with two incidents of racist graffiti found in a dorm on the Goucher College campus in Maryland.
Goucher Public Safety officials worked with Baltimore County Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Baltimore Field Office to investigate both of graffiti incidents.
They determined that Arthur was responsible for the messages based on evidence found Thursday, police say.