Racist note on K-State apartment door was a hoax

Published: Nov. 7, 2018 at 7:48 PM CST
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The racist note reportedly left on the door of a Kansas State student was actually put there by the student himself, University officials said Thursday.

Campus police began investigating the note Monday after the student posted a picture of it on the door frame of his home at Jardine Apartments. The note read, "Beware n***ers live here! Knock at your own risk."

Investigators say the student admitted making the sign and hanging it.

The school says they will handle the situation “in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.” Officials did not define what that entailed.

Prior to the police determining the note was a hoax, Jeff Morris, K-State's Vice President of Communication and Marketing, said acts like this are unacceptable and not tolerated at the University.

“We’re rallying behind the students to make sure they know their supported and apart of the K-State family," Morris said. "At this time we don’t know who did this, or why, or what their motivations were, and we don’t want to speculate until we finish the investigation.”

Police had contacted other residents in the complex during the investigation and no other notes were found.