- The Washington Times - Friday, November 9, 2018

A racist note posted on a student’s front door at Kansas State University was placed there by the student himself, police said Thursday, marking the school’s second race hoax in the past year.

“Beware [racial expletives] live here! Knock at your own risk,” read a note purportedly left on the door frame of a student’s home in Jardine Apartments, WIBW reported.

Jeff Morris, the university’s vice president of communications and marketing, immediately condemned the alleged racist incident, saying the campus community was “rallying behind the students to make sure they know they’re supported and a part of the K-State family.”

Campus police later announced that the student admitted it was all a hoax.

“Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” the police department said in a statement. “The matter will be addressed in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.”

University officials said they would handle the situation “in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.” They did not elaborate.

This is the second race hoax in one year that has shaken students at the university. Members of the school’s Black Student Union protested after police declined to charge a black man who admitted to scrawling racist messages on his own car near campus. Dauntarius Williams, of Manhattan, apologized for the “Halloween prank that got out of hand” but was never charged for filing a false police report.

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