Student arrested in racially motivated crime at NKU

Adam Riede (Source: Campbell County Detention Center)
Adam Riede (Source: Campbell County Detention Center)

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) - A student at Northern Kentucky University has been arrested for a series of racial graffiti on campus.

On four separate occasions between Sept. 3 and 15, police found what they call "racially inflammatory" comments in restrooms in an NKU residence hall, the school's residential dining facility and an academic building.

Police arrested Adam Riede, 22, on Monday and charged him with four counts of criminal mischief. In addition, Riede faces disciplinary action from the NKU Dean of Students, which could include expulsion from the university.

"Given the nature of the material which was written in these restrooms, we took this investigation very seriously," said NKU Assistant Chief of Police Bobby Wince. "Today's arrest is the result of a thorough investigation and extensive collaboration with the University Housing staff as well as the NKU Dean of Students Office."

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