On April 29, Samantha Wells, a black student at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, says she found a threatening, racist note on her car:
“I am so glad that you are leaving soon,” said the typed note found by Wells. “One less n***** that this school has to deal with. You have spoken up too much. You will change nothing. Shut up or I will shut you up.”
Wells promptly sent out an email blast to the St. Olaf student body concerning the note, boasting the subject line, “TRACK DOWN RACIST BEHIND THREATS.”
However, contrary to that call to action, Wells strangely noted in the email chain that she doesn’t want authorities to investigate the incident:
“[Wells] doesn’t want people tongo [sic] through computers to find the person who wrote the note to her,” said the other student, who claimed to be speaking with Wells, in correspondence obtained by The College Fix. “[Wells] does, however, want everything possible to be done for the others.”
“I would like to echo Krysta and say that I do not want my case to be investigated,” responded Wells in the email chain. “Not because I do not want to let this person go but because I am very stressed and I think that efforts could be utilized elsewhere. That said, I do want them to investigate both previous and possible later cases.”
It hardly needs to be said that this makes no sense at all. Why Wells would want authorities to investigate “both previous and possible later cases” but ignore the threat made against her is counterintuitive. Unless, of course, it’s because she fabricated the threat herself.
Notably, unruly racially charged protests forced St. Olaf administrators to cancel classes May 1.
If Wells did fabricate the threat, it would hardly be the first time someone faked a hate crime. For an exhaustive list, check FakeHateCrimes.org.