Police Arrest Montclair State Students Who Claimed Racist Threats

One student claimed she was moving out of her dorm in fear.

By Brian Thompson
|  Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012  |  Updated 6:14 AM EDT
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A photo of the graffiti that was reported by the students. They have now been arrested as the source of the threats.

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Two students who reported racist threats on the door and wall of their New Jersey college dorm room have now been arrested as the source of the graffiti.

The words "BLACKS ONLY," were written on the wall, with an arrow pointed toward the dorm room. And on the door, someone wrote the N-word, and "Black B---- you will die."

One of the students, Olivia McRae, 19, told NBC New York at the time that she cried when she saw the graffiti.

The students reported the graffiti on Feb. 7. But Montclair State police said on Tuesday that officials had determined there was "sufficient probable cause to arrest" the two students as those responsible for the graffiti.

McRae and Tanasia Linton, 19, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, false reports to law enforcement and criminal mischief.

McRae could not immediately be reached and Linton did not return an email seeking comment.


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