Fynn Arthur has been identified as the 21-year-old Goucher College student who allegedly drew swastikas and wrote racially motivated threats targeting black students on the school’s campus in November 2018.
According to the Baltimore County Police department, Arthur was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Friday, November 30.
Then, on Wednesday, December 5, Arthur was hit with additional charges, including two counts of bias-instigated destruction of property and two counts of animosity-instigated harassment/destruction of property.
The charges stem from a November incident that saw Arthur spread racially motivated graffiti and threats across the school’s campus. On Wednesday, November 14, Goucher College officials notified the Baltimore County Police Department of racially charged graffiti that was found around campus.
The threats and graffiti — which was later discovered to be written by Arthur — were found in a bathroom stall and in three dorm rooms occupied by African American students.
“The students in those rooms were interviewed at the time, and none could provide any suspect information or motive for the graffiti. One of those students was Arthur,” police said in a statement.
The day after the interviews, another student reported seeing more racist graffiti in another bathroom stall along with the names of four black students, the statement said.
“Let us be clear — we view these incidents as hate crimes,” the school said last week. “These acts of hate have consumed our community, and we feel strongly that the suspect should receive the strongest charges, which reflect the seriousness of these crimes.”
Arthur has since been banned from the Goucher College campus. At this time, it is not clear whether he has hired an attorney. Furthermore, it is not clear when he is due back in court.
Goucher College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Towson, Maryland that has approximately 1,500 undergraduate students.
That is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated should more relevant facts and details become available.