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Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

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The 21-year-old senior continues to maintain his innocence even after police closed the case.

By Rusty Surette | 9 July 2020

KBTX-TV — In a report released to KBTX on Thursday, police at Texas A&M University said a student who reported finding racist notes on his car’s windshield last month may have placed the papers there himself. However, the 21-year-old at the center of the case strongly denies those claims.

Isaih Martin, a senior at A&M, called police on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 24, to report finding three handwritten notes on his car that said “All lives matter” and “You don’t belong here.” The third note contained the N-word.

According to the report, Martin parked his car at his apartment complex on George Bush Drive just after 11:00 a.m. and walked into a nearby apartment. Roughly 90 minutes later Martin returned to his car where he claims he then found the papers. …

Police shared their findings with the county attorney who determined no crime was committed since the notes did not contain a threat. […]

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