09 Nov '17, 2am

Air Force Academy silent on motive in alleged racist hoax

Air Force Academy superintendent responds to racial incident at prep school Lt. General Jay Silveria, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, didn't mince words when responding to an incident where racial slurs were written on a message board at the academy's prep school. His message was simple: If you can't respect others, "get out." (U.S. Air Force Academy) DENVER — The Air Force Academy said Wednesday it would not discuss what led a student to allegedly stage a hate crime, but a researcher said those who commit hoaxes are sometimes trying to bolster their reputations or want to deflect attention from trouble they are in. The academy said this week that an African-American student acknowledged writing anti-black slurs in a dormitory in September and that an investigation confirmed the student was responsible. The epithets prompted academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay...

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