The Grio reported just yesterday that there’d been a second incident of racist graffiti targeting black and Latino people at Goucher College in Maryland in the space of a month.

Also on Friday, Baltimore police tweeted that they’d made an arrest in the case: a 21-year-old black student at the school.

(Yes, we’re seeing a lot of comments asking if he’s actually black — according to a statement released by the Baltimore County Police Department, he is.) Here’s that statement:

The first incident was reported on November 14 when a student found racially charged graffiti written in permanent black marker in a first-floor bathroom stall around 4:30 a.m., including a swastika symbol, a racially motivated threat, and three dormitory room numbers which were occupied by black male students. The students in those rooms were interviewed at the time and none could provide any suspect information or motive for the graffiti. One of those students was [Fynn Ajani] Arthur.

Yesterday, around 2 a.m., a student reported more racially charged graffiti in a second-floor bathroom stall in the same building, including swastikas and “KKK,” and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur.

Arthur has not been charged with a hate crime, but the dean of students is hoping he will be:

So, another hoax?

And it worked:


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