Olivia McCrae, 19, and Tanasia Linton, 19, Montclair State University students, are in hot water for falsely claiming that racial threats were written on their dorm door and wall, reports the New Jersey Herald.
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On February 7, the duo claimed that the words “BLACKS ONLY” were written on a hallway dorm room wall with an arrow that pointed to their door. Inside their dorm room, the hateful message “n*gger Black b*tch you will die” was plainly scribbled on a wall.
Both McRae and Linton reported the hateful graffiti to school officials on February 7, after a unity rally took place to bring awareness to three anti-gay death threats that were written in a note and on the walls of the student center.
McRae, an accounting major, not only told reporters that she wept when she viewed the writings, but she also demanded that the school install security cameras inside residence hallways. Once an investigation by the school and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office occurred, though, it was determined that the young women were actually guilty of defacing their own room.
Both McCrae and Linton have now been arrested as the source of the hate-filled graffiti and have been charged with disorderly conduct, false reports to law enforcement, and criminal mischief.