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Hoax alert: East Carolina student arrested for sending fake racist invite to rival fraternity party

A black East Carolina University student was arrested last week on charges he sent a fake racist party invitation to a rush event hosted by a rival fraternity.

James Edwards, 19 (pictured), allegedly sent an invite to a party being thrown by a campus fraternity that said, “Theta Chi rush party. PNMs (potential new members) and girls only. No blacks. Girls 5$ @door. Call or text.” The message, posted on the social media site Yik Yak, included the name and contact information for a Theta Chi member.

Edwards is a member of Pi Lambda Phi, a rival fraternity. The Pi Lambda Phi website lists him as the vice president of recruitment for the fraternity.

Edwards is also a political science major at ECU.

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