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Texas Tech University Issues Statement on Alleged “Classy” Act

Texas Tech this evening issued a statement on the alleged vandalism of the Texas A&M team buses from this weekend.  Texas Tech’s assertion of events is far different from the social media update published last Saturday from Texas A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne.

From Texas Tech University:

Many of you are aware of a tweet from a Texas A&M official that their team buses were spray painted and animal feces were spread inside of the buses early Saturday morning.  The clear implication of the tweet was that this was the responsibility of Texas Tech fans or students. Texas Tech has conducted an investigation regarding this allegation, and has discovered the following:

  • The buses were not spray painted. Instead, washable shoe polish was used on the windows of one of the buses.
  • No feces were found either in or on the buses.  Fish bait was dropped onto the floor of one of the buses.
  • The alleged “vandalism” was cleaned by the bus drivers and Holiday Inn staff before it was seen by the A&M official who tweeted the information.

While incidents such as the ones alleged are inappropriate and strongly condemned by Texas Tech, it is no less wrong to condemn the entirety of our university, students and supporters by posting inaccurate information on the internet for the purpose of sensationalizing the actions of one or a very few. We are disturbed by the careless use of social media to share these inaccuracies.

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If you aren’t aware of the Tweet from last Saturday by Bill Byrne, here it is:

@Bill_Byrne Bill Byrne
Someone vandalized our buses in Lubbock. Excrement inside and outside of buses plus spray painted vulgarities on outside. Classy.

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