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Racist message attributed to Troy student ‘believed to be fraudulent’

Troy University says it has halted its investigation into racist social media messages attributed to one of its students. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Troy University says it has halted its investigation into racist social media messages attributed to one of its students. (Source: WSFA 12 News)(WSFA)
Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 5:05 PM CDT
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TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - Troy University says a racist message attributed to a student is “believed to be fraudulent.”

The university has suspended its investigation into the social media messages, it confirmed in a statement Thursday.

According to the university, the Office of Student Services launched an investigation after receiving reports of social media messages containing a racial slur. The Alabaster Police Department also opened its own investigation.

“Based on the findings of the Alabaster police, these messages are believed to be fraudulent,” the university’s statement said.

No other details were provided.

The student who was accused of making the comment is a member of the Kappa Gamma chapter of Phi Mu sorority at Troy University.

Reached for comment, the sorority said it was working to release a statement regarding the latest developments.

The Troy chapter previously posted to its Instagram that “there is no place for racism or hate in our chapter and we are taking this very seriously.”

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