Students who claimed to be victims of racially-motivated attack to face charges

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Earlier this month, three black female college students claimed they were victims of a racially-motivated attack.

Thursday, those same three students will “face charges for assault and misleading police about the alleged incident,” according to NBC News.

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On February 2, three black female college students told police they were attacked by 10 to 12 white men and women on a bus. According to University at Albany President Robert J. Jones, “racial slurs were used by the perpetrators” during the attack. After a three-week investigation by university officials, however, the details of what actually happened have been called into question.

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The alleged victims were the ones who actually committed an assault, according to an NBC News report.


The charges against the women were supported by interviews with the 35 passengers on board the bus at the time of the incident, security camera footage from the bus and four videos taken by passengers on their mobile phones, according to the police statement.

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The three women will be arraigned later this month.