UPDATE: Charges Filed – Drake University Racist Note “Victim” Admits Writing Note Herself

Des Moines, Iowa — (RI) — Des Moines Police have filed charges against a Drake University student accused of leaving a racist note under a dorm room door. 

Police have charged 18-year-old Kissie Ram with making a false report to a public safety entity for the note that was found November 28th. Police were already investigating two other racist notes at Drake reported by Ram and another female student when they determined that Ram wrote the third note herself. She was given a misdemeanor summons and released. The spokesman for the Des Moines Police Department says no charges will be filed in connection with the first two notes.


Original story posted 12:19pm, 11/30/18

Des Moines, Iowa — (RI) — Des Moines Police say one of the alleged victims of a racist note found at Drake University actually wrote it herself.

Two female Drake University students reported on November 15th that they had received harassing, racist notes that were slid under their dorm room door. The same students reported receiving a third note of similar nature on November 28th.

Des Moines Police say detectives and Drake University officials have determined that the third note was written by one of the alleged victims — an 18 year old female Drake University student. The student has admitted to being responsible for this note.

Police say no charges have been filed — but they are expected in the near future. The investigation of the receipt of the first notes continues, including an effort to determine the validity of those notes.