NATION : Racist Threats Held Fabrications

From Times Wire Services

A black Emory University freshman who claimed that she was the victim of racist threats apparently made up the incidents herself, state investigators said today.

A threatening letter purportedly sent to Sabrina Collins contained a grammatical error that she commonly makes, was typed on the sort of typewriter used where she works, and had no identifiable fingerprints on it but hers, said a file on the case made public today by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Collins, a 19-year-old pre-medical student at the predominantly white school, was hospitalized after she collapsed and became mute April 10. Her family said she had lifted a rug in her room and found an epithet scribbled in nail polish on the floor.

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